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The New York Wheel’s 100-ton pedestals arrive on Staten Island

ny_wheel_peds_being_removed_from_barge_0402-0via Curbed.com – The New York Wheel, which will soon lure hoards of tourists to Staten Island (maybe?), crossed yet another milestone last week, with two of its four pedestals arriving at the riverside construction site.

Once the other two pedestals land later this week, the wheel will officially have its “first full structure” at the site of what’s to become the world’s tallest observation wheel. The pedestals are arriving by barge, having traveled down the Hudson from Montreal to the $3 million temporary construction dock in Staten Island, built specifically to greet them. The wheel’s 500-ton legs are still being processed at South Brooklyn Marine Terminal.

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