There are a lot of contradict opinions about whether Hong Kong needs Hong Kong Observation Wheel next to Central waterfront promenade. As a lover of Hong Kong skyline, I feel a little bit regret that Hong Kong’s world-famous skyline along Victoria Harbour will be different forever (does Hong Kong always need to follow Britain?).
The construction of new Hong Kong Observation Wheel (Ferris Wheel) started from May this year. It was only a complete empty construction site and all the materials were just piled up (looks like mega Lego blocks).
But the construction progress is really fast. At the beginning of September, the frame of Ferris Wheel was almost finished. All the cabins stood next to the wheel.
Only after two weeks when I passed by the footbridge today, all the cabins have been installed on the Hong Kong Observation Wheel already. I can imagine how it will light up at night and add another landmark in Hong Kong. It’s about 60 meter high and provides 40 cabins.
In case you don’t know, Hong Kong believes in Feng Shui and Feng Shui has a deep impact on the daily life of Hong Kong people. 4 has never been a lovely number because its pronunciation in Cantonese is similar to “Death”. In Hong Kong, most of the skyscrapers and buildings do not have the 4th, 14th, 24th… floors (every floor with number 4). So I feel very curious how come the designer chose the number 40 ?
It is said that Hong Kong Observation Wheel (Ferris Wheel) will open on the end of October 2014 along the Central waterfront promenade park. The ride takes about 15 min and costs HKD100-150 per ride.
I will keep updating the progress of Hong Kong Observation Wheel. Keep tuned !