The husband-and-wife team behind the London Eye observationÂ wheel plans to one-up themselves with an observation towerÂ in Brighton, UK that’s about 100 feet taller. For the seaside town, David Marks and Julia Barfield ofÂ Marks Barfield ArchitectsÂ have created Brighton i360, aÂ 531-foot-tall, futuristic-structure thatÂ lifts visitors up high above the English Channel.
The Las Vegas skyline just got a lot taller. The 550-foot High Roller, set to open this spring, is the worldâ€™s highest observation wheel, towering above both the London Eye (443 feet) and the Singapore Flyer (541 feet). A project of Caesars Entertainment, the High Roller is the anchor of the new shopping and nightlife complex known as The LINQ. â€œAs we settled on the idea of a giant wheel, we just began brainstorming: well, what does that really mean?â€ said Phil Hettema, whose Hettema Group designed the structure. â€œWe looked at the London Eye and the Singapore Flyer and tried to understand those. We really talked about what we liked about those, and also about what we wanted to do differently.â€ Read More