The observation wheel, due to open in 2009, will stand at 208m (686ft) - the third-tallest structure in Beijing.This means the Singapore Flyer which is expected to be completed in March 2008, will only have less than a year to wear the crown of the world's largest wheel. I guess very soon the company behind the Singapore Flyer has to make some changes to this statement on its website:
Designed to commemorate the 2008 Olympics, the Beijing Great Wheel is expected to hold about 1,920 people.
Officials say visitors will get "an unsurpassed view of the city", although some analysts have joked that pollution might stop visitors from seeing much.
When completed, the $99m (£50m) structure will eclipse the Star of Nanchang - the current highest wheel, also in China, which stands at 160m.
The Singapore Flyer, a giant observation wheel that features brilliant engineering breakthroughs a world apart from the traditional ferris wheel, is set to be Asia's most visible iconic visitor attraction.Maybe they can change it to "Asia's SECOND most visible iconic visitor attraction".