So it looks like that giant ass Ferris wheel on Staten Island is actually happening. 

It it impressive enough to get New Yorkers on the ferry, though? We'll have to wait and see, but we'd bet on it.

To refresh your memory, The New York Wheel is going to stand at 630 feet– it will be the largest Ferris wheel in the world.

When it's open, the wheel will be open 10 a.m. until midnight, all seven days a week. The rides are $35 per person which might seem steep until you learn that rides are 38 minutes long, so you're technically paying a little less than a $1 a minute.

We bet that doesn't account for how long the lines are gonna be, though.

Does nearly 40 minutes seem like a long ass time to be on a ferris wheel to anybody else? Like we're sure the views are gonna be peak 'gram-able but we feel like normal ferris wheel rides can seem a little slow, so how is this supposed to be entertaining for 40 minutes?

Obviously, if you have even a tiiiny fear of heights, you're gonna have to sit this ride out.


This week, the 100-ton base was set in place by cranes, and we can only assume to wheel will follow next, equipped with 36 pods each able to hold 40 people.


As reported by Time Out, the wheel is scheduled to be completed by early 2018.

[via TimeOut NY] [Feature Image Courtesy]