Staten Island is an oft-overlooked portion of New York City, mostly due to the fact that there isnít a subway that runs out there. However, officials are looking to add a 1,440 passenger Ferris wheel to the area, which would be the largest in the world and is projected to bring in millions of tourists each year.
The Big Apple is getting another "biggest": the world's tallest Ferris wheel, part of an ambitious plan to draw New Yorkers and tourists alike to the city's so-called "forgotten borough." ,br>
The 625-foot-tall, $230 million New York Wheel is to grace a spot in Staten Island overlooking the Statue of Liberty and the downtown Manhattan skyline, offering a singular view as it sweeps higher than other big wheels like the Singapore Flyer, the London Eye, and a "High Roller" planned for Las Vegas.