The world’s HIGHEST ferris wheel: 600ft attraction being built in South Korea will dwarf the London Eye and carry 1,400 people at once

  • Seoul Twin Eye will sit atop a 131-foot tall cultural complex in the capital

The world’s tallest spokeless Ferris wheel will be built in South Korea.

Standing at 591 feet, atop an impressive 131-foot tall cultural complex, the Seoul Twin Eye will dwarf the London Eye.

The eye-catching attraction is expected to be built in Peace Park on the edge of the Han River next to the World Cup Stadium, offering views of the surrounding skyscrapers.

Described by Dutch design firm UNStudio as the first ever of its kind, it will function as a spokeless Ferris wheel with two intersecting rings.

Each ring carries pods that seamlessly wrap around inner and outer tracks.

In total, it will be able to provide rides to more than 1,400 people in 64 capsules at the same time, almost doubling the capacity of the 443ft London Eye.

Standing at 591 feet, the Seoul Twin Eye will be located on an impressive 131-foot-tall cultural complex, offering views of the surrounding skyscrapers

Standing at 591 feet, the Seoul Twin Eye will be located on an impressive 131-foot-tall cultural complex, offering views of the surrounding skyscrapers

The structure is expected to be built in Peace Park on the edge of the Han River next to the World Cup Stadium

The structure is expected to be built in Peace Park on the edge of the Han River next to the World Cup Stadium

Described by Dutch design firm UNStudio as the first ever of its kind, it will function as a spokeless Ferris wheel with two intersecting rings.  Each ring carries pods that seamlessly wrap around inner and outer tracks

Described by Dutch design firm UNStudio as the first ever of its kind, it will function as a spokeless Ferris wheel with two intersecting rings. Each ring carries pods that seamlessly wrap around inner and outer tracks

UNStudio, which teamed up with Arup and local firm Heerim Architecture for the concept, says they focused on the concept of unity as a symbol for the design.

The wheel was inspired by the Honcheonsigye, an astronomical clock that represents the movement of celestial objects through time.

Ben van Berkel, founder and chief architect of UNStudio, said: ‘Located in the heart of the city, this ghostly design references Korea’s boundless ambition for innovation and spirit of progress, seamlessly blending the latest technology with a timeless appreciation for stability. and beauty .’

The Seoul Metropolitan Government says it plans to start construction around 2025 after undergoing a final-stage review by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance. Completion is planned by 2028.

The proposal also included plans to build a monorail connecting the subway station to the Ferris wheel, as well as a zip line to add an extra experience for visitors.

In total, the Ferris wheel will be able to provide rides to more than 1,400 people in 64 capsules at once, almost doubling the capacity of the 443ft London Eye.

In total, the Ferris wheel will be able to provide rides to more than 1,400 people in 64 capsules at once, almost doubling the capacity of the 443ft London Eye.

The wheel was inspired by the Honcheonsigye, an astronomical clock that represents the movement of celestial objects through time

The wheel was inspired by the Honcheonsigye, an astronomical clock that represents the movement of celestial objects through time