British Airways London Eye represents the
turning of time, celebrating
British Airways London Eye is conceived and
designed by David Marks and Julia Barfield. Architects with the same idea in
mind - a wheel represents the cycle of life, not only creating a beautiful new
landmark but, above all, giving passengers a unique perspective of
It has taken seven years to get to the point where you can fly British Airways London Eye. David Marks and Julia Barfield have teamed up with British Airways and with the Tussaud's Group, and the partners moved together to build this attraction for the new Millennium.
British Airways London Eye was constructed
piece by piece throughout
Diameter 135 metres
Weight 1,900 tonnes
Weight of a single cable 1.5 tonnes
Time to revolve 30 minutes
Viewing Distance 25 miles/40 kilometres
This is truly a European project. The main
structure was built in
Once all the components had been made, the
site, next to the
test the weights that they could bear. Care was taken to ensure that river traffic was not disrupted during construction.
The rim sections were joined together first,
lifted into place by Taklift 1, one of
Only when British Airways London Eye was in its final position were the passenger capsules attached to its rim.
The specially designed capsules in which you will fly were designed by DavidMarks and Julia Barfield Architects to help you see out from all sides. Because they are attached on the outside of the rim of British Airways London Eye and overhang the river, none of the rim structure obscures the view. The design is unique. On a clear day, you will be able to see for 25 miles - as far as