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    NYC to Get World's Tallest Ferris Wheel

    In this image released by the New York Mayor's Office, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 is an artist's rendering of a proposed 625-foot Ferris wheel, billed as the world's largest, planned as part of a retail and hotel complex along the Staten Island waterfront in New York. The attraction, called the New York Wheel, will cost $230 million. Officials say the observation wheel will be higher than the Singapore Flyer, the London Eye, and a "High Roller" wheel planned in Las Vegas. Beyond the wheel is the Manhattan skyline. On the lower right is the Richmond County Bank Ballpark, home of the Staten Island Yankees. (AP Photo/Office of the Mayor of New York)

    Office of the Mayor of New York / AP Photo

    Move over, London Eye: there's about to be a new world-famous ferris wheel. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday that Staten Island will be home to the world's tallest Ferris wheel. At 625 feet, the planned ride will best the current tallest, the Singapore Flyer, by 84 feet and the most famous, the London Eye, by a whopping 182 feet. The wheel will also be 75 feet taller than the last planned biggest wheel, Las Vegas's High Roller Wheel, which hasn't even been built yet. The ride, which will be three times bigger than the current tallest in the United States, is planned for a 2015 opening.

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