New York Wheel scores City Council approval

Construction on the Wheel can now kick off
November 01, 2015 11:00AM

The New York Wheel on Staten Island has just clinched City Council approval, clearing the way for construction on the massive Ferris Wheel to begin.

The City Council specifically approved adjustments to a parking garage adjacent to the Wheel, according to Curbed. Originally, the garage was proposed as a three-level structure; but the new approved plan calls for a four-level garage with a smaller footprint.

It will also “[allow] for additional benefits to utilize natural instead of mechanic ventilation and creating more self-parking as requested by the community,” according to a press release.

Construction on the Wheel will be livestreamed on the New York Wheel’s website via EarthCam. [Curbed]Christopher Cameron