Mammoet delivers New York Wheel’s 450-tonne legs

Mammoet has delivered the first components of the 192m-tall New York Wheel, which will become the largest observation wheel in the world upon completion

Delivered by Mammoet, the 450-tonne legs were the first components to arrive at the New York Wheel site.
Delivered by Mammoet, the 450-tonne legs were the first components to arrive at the New York Wheel site.

Mammoet has delivered New York Wheel’s four legs, each of which weighs more than 450 tonnes.

The components, which were the first to be delivered to the Staten Island site, were fabricated in Italy by manufacturer, Walter Tosto.

New York Wheel, which is being constructed near the northern tip of Staten Island, will stand 192m tall upon completion, making it the highest observation wheel in the world.

Each leg comprises two parts with respective lengths of 42m and 41m. Once erected, the legs will be 5.4m wide and 83m tall.

The legs, which will support New York Wheel’s brace hub and spindle, will be installed using Mammoet cranes and self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs).

Mammoet will erect more than 9,000 tonnes of wheel components in total.

The legs arrived at South Brooklyn Marine Terminal on Monday, 3 October.

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