SJ8498 : Manchester Wheel in Piccadilly Gardens

taken 6 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Manchester Wheel in Piccadilly Gardens
Manchester Wheel in Piccadilly Gardens
Viewed from Market Street.
Manchester Wheel at 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, 30 January, 2014   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 4 February, 2014
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Piccadilly Gardens 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8433 9828 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.8603N 2:14.2554W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8426 9837
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Wheel of Manchester  Ferris Wheel 

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