SJ8498 : Manchester's Big Wheel, Piccadilly Gardens

taken 6 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Manchester's Big Wheel, Piccadilly Gardens
Manchester's Big Wheel, Piccadilly Gardens
A new Ferris wheel was installed in Piccadilly Gardens in time for the 2013 Christmas and New Year festivities.

The original 190ft “Manchester Wheel” (SJ8398 : The Manchester Wheel, Exchange Square) had become an iconic Manchester landmark since it was first installed in 2007 in Exchange Square. It was dismantled in 2012 to make way for the Olympic celebrations.

The new wheel, standing at 173 feet, is not as tall as the last one; it was planned for it to stay in Piccadilly Gardens until January 2015, but it wasn't dismantled until June of that year.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 2 January, 2014   (more nearby)
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Friday, 3 January, 2014
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Park and Public Gardens  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8434 9830 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.8711N 2:14.2464W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 84416 98251
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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