London Eye

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London Eye

n
(Named Buildings) a large ferris wheel located on the south bank of the River Thames in London; erected in 1999. Height: 135 m (443 ft)
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When British Airways sponsored London's Millennium Wheel in the late 1990s, they planned to make a big splash for the official opening.
He also won the technical and served his showstopper on an ingenious ferris wheel - or as co-host Sue Perkins called it, "a Millennium Wheel of lard".
1999 THE Millennium Wheel became part of London's skyline.
The Millennium Wheel became a new landmark on the London skyline.
After a rain-lashed ride on the Millennium Wheel, Karina: "I'm completely falling for Prince Harry.
At the time in 2008 he told the Post: "The first drawings I did, I went down just before the Millennium Wheel was lifted.
The Vander Brothers perform on their amazing Millennium Wheel in 2000 at Cannon Hill Park (top); The Flying Gunners entertain the crowd in 1998 and (right) singer Lulu performing at the 1999 event.
It documented the changes and new developments that sprung up in London in celeA[degrees] bration of the year 2000 such as the Millennium Wheel.
The Millennium Wheel, later nicknamed the London Eye, was officially unveiled but couldn't take passengers because a capsule failed a safety check.
1999: The Millennium Wheel received planning permission.
The attraction, also known as the Millennium Wheel, was unveiled in March 2000 and has given rides to more than 36 million people, having turned over 45,000 times.
1999: Millennium Wheel edges upwards Thousands gather to watch the giant Ferris wheel become the latest landmark on the London skyline.