Seattle's Great Wheel

Seattle's Great Wheel is a Chance Rides R60, a modern 171ft Ferris Wheel on the waterfront.  It spins at 1.5 revolutions per minute, and consumes 500kW of 3-phase 480V electric power.  The ride was totally smooth, such that the motion was quite eerie.

The wheel is presently dressed subtly in the colors of Microsoft Windows.  Look at the hub, and you'll see an approximation of the Windows flag logo in LED lighting.


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