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    New york wheel

    Hello everyone,

    does anyone know if the New York wheel de carousel is still coming to Staten Island.

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    Re: New york wheel

    these are some more photo

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    Re: New york wheel

    Unfortunately i believe the project is on hold, if not indefinitely, prior to the pandemic.

    NYC is hurting very badly right now and it was an astronomically priced project. Hundreds of millions if i recall if not approaching a billion.

    I work for the fire department and we were actually testing 300 tall bronto sky lift trucks as precautionary measures for emergencies involving the 600 foot tall wheel. Basically they would take a mobile crane platform with a giant bucket lift on it and throw lights/sirens onto it. Would have been pretty cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBravest View Post
    Unfortunately i believe the project is on hold, if not indefinitely, prior to the pandemic.

    NYC is hurting very badly right now and it was an astronomically priced project. Hundreds of millions if i recall if not approaching a billion.

    I work for the fire department and we were actually testing 300’ tall bronto sky lift trucks as precautionary measures for emergencies involving the 600 foot tall wheel. Basically they would take a mobile crane platform with a giant bucket lift on it and throw lights/sirens onto it. Would have been pretty cool.
    Yes it has been discontinued, New York state had a falling out with the contractor Mammoet and also a lawsuit in 2017

    do you know more about this project because material and parts of this project are stored at the company where I was a shop inspector for a client of state New York?

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    Quote Originally Posted by denlow60 View Post
    these are some more photo

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    it always amazes me at the stupidity people in power can dream up to wast tax $. These are the same people that want the feds to bail them out from their past wast of money, time and resources.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louie1961 View Post
    Yes you are right it is the same company.
    but the london eye was 328 feet high.
    and the New York wheel would be 623 feet high.

    i would like to know if a new company has been appointed to proceed with this project.

    Here are a few pictures of what we've been working on.

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    Re: New york wheel

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    Re: New york wheel

    It doesn't matter to me if it comes or not. No way in hell I'd get on it. Way too high. I don't care if it's welded perfect.

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    the New York wheel would be 623 feet high.
    Not anymore its not. Just a pipe dream now I think.
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    Re: New york wheel

    Quote Originally Posted by denlow60 View Post
    and the New York wheel would be 623 feet high.
    The Empire State Building is 1,200' to the top, 1,400 to the tip.

    That Ferris wheel would be 1/2 the height of the Empire State Building, or as high as a 40-45 story building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmcnally View Post
    The Empire State Building is 1,200' to the top, 1,400 to the tip.

    That Ferris wheel would be 1/2 the height of the Empire State Building, or as high as a 40-45 story building.

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    but in 2017, this Ferris wheel would be the tallest in the world,
    if it were to be finished. now you have one in Dubai that has become the highest.

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    All Cracks

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    It's an amusement park ride - pre-cracked for worker convenience...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaDave View Post
    It's an amusement park ride - pre-cracked for worker convenience...
    what you see here at the arrows is the liquid that is used for magnetic examined (MPT) flowing down.

    all welds are 100% UT and MPT examined. there are always welding faults that are repaired within the tolerance of the spec AWS D1.1 and NYC Chapter 17 - 2014

    it's funny that someone sees something and draws a conclusion.

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    Looks like a lot of money was already spent on basically a contender in a pizzing contest. Not unlike the tallest buildings. More of an expensive novelty than anything else. Lots of high quality welding though. Curious why the vertical gussets are cut at a 45 and don't come to point, less chance for cracking?

    Amusement rides here are now heavily inspected after the Mindbender roller coaster accident that resulted in 3 fatalities. I was the welding supervisor at the mall for about a year in 2007 and did some welding on the coaster. A big part of the problem was they never translated the German maintainence manuals to English. The designer suffered a heart attack when he heard people had died on his ride. The coaster originally used 4 cars but was reduced to 3 to slow it down some. New bogie assemblies were designed that had had cotter pins and castle nuts to prevent the bolts from coming out. There's a dent in one the large H beam supports where the car hit it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welder Dave View Post
    Looks like a lot of money was already spent on basically a contender in a pizzing contest. Not unlike the tallest buildings. More of an expensive novelty than anything else. Lots of high quality welding though. Curious why the vertical gussets are cut at a 45 and don't come to point, less chance for cracking?

    Amusement rides here are now heavily inspected after the Mindbender roller coaster accident that resulted in 3 fatalities. I was the welding supervisor at the mall for about a year in 2007 and did some welding on the coaster. A big part of the problem was they never translated the German maintainence manuals to English. The designer suffered a heart attack when he heard people had died on his ride. The coaster originally used 4 cars but was reduced to 3 to slow it down some. New bogie assemblies were designed that had had cotter pins and castle nuts to prevent the bolts from coming out. There's a dent in one the large H beam supports where the car hit it.
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    this is the top view
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    Now if they had used airfoils instead of spokes, it could be wind-driven and power Manhattan...
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    Quote Originally Posted by denlow60 View Post
    all welds are 100% UT and MPT examined. there are always welding faults that are repaired within the tolerance of the spec AWS D1.1 and NYC Chapter 17 - 2014
    Fancy talk, but there aren't enough welders, certs, or tests that'd ever convince me to ride in something that tall! I love the pics of the pieces being welded up, but I'll keep my feet on terra firma just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denlow60 View Post
    what you see here at the arrows is the liquid that is used for magnetic examined (MPT) flowing down.

    all welds are 100% UT and MPT examined. there are always welding faults that are repaired within the tolerance of the spec AWS D1.1 and NYC Chapter 17 - 2014

    it's funny that someone sees something and draws a conclusion.
    No worries man, it was just an amusement park ride joke Glad to hear that all welds are examined in your case though.

    In my state of MN the rides are running with broken welds opening and closing as the rides go around...running joke around here.

    I actually have stopped over to attendants between riders getting on and off and pointed out glaring open broken welds and they just shrug...
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    Quote Originally Posted by denlow60 View Post
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    this is the top view
    I was more wondering why the vertical gussets are cut at 45 deg's. where they connect to the rings instead of extended out to the end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegary View Post
    it always amazes me at the stupidity people in power can dream up to wast tax $. .
    Although I'd NEVER get on it, I don't see it as "stupidity" at all....

    Life is short, People want to enjoy themselves and have a thrill.... why not?

    As long as it's "safe" ..... go for it.

    Yes. it's a ridiculous concept.... but this is the good old USA..... WTF.

    for the price of admission... It will pay for itself. ....... someday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welder Dave View Post
    I was more wondering why the vertical gussets are cut at 45 deg's. where they connect to the rings instead of extended out to the end?
    The arrows in red are the 45 degrees you mean I think. if you weld the corners closed, the tension will sit in the corners and cannot flow away. that is one of the reasons that this is done at high yield strength steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VaughnT View Post
    Fancy talk, but there aren't enough welders, certs, or tests that'd ever convince me to ride in something that tall! I love the pics of the pieces being welded up, but I'll keep my feet on terra firma just in case.
    I'll one up your fear of riding it.

    If it got stuck and there was an emergency at the top, someone has to climb it and lower the victim and themselves back down on a rope the thickness of your pinky.
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