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General Information

Name in local language: Солнце Москвы (Solntse Moskvy)
Beginning of works: November 2020
Completion: July 2022
Status: in use

Project Type

Function / usage: Ferris wheel
Material: Steel structure


Location: , ,
Coordinates: 55° 49' 36.01" N    37° 37' 34.73" E
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Technical Information


height 140 m
number of cabins 30
number of passengers per cabin 15

Excerpt from Wikipedia

The Sun of Moscow (Russian: Солнце Москвы, romanized: Solntse Moskvy) is a panoramic wheel in VDNKh park, Moscow, Russia. It was constructed in 2022 as a replacement for the previously dismantled Moscow-850. At 140 m high, minus the height of the elevated platform, it became the tallest Ferris wheel in Russia and in Europe, surpassing London Eye (135 m) in raw height while still smaller in diameter. The wheel opened on City Day, 11 September 2022, when Moscow's 875th anniversary was celebrated.

The total weight of the parts is about 1.500 tons. The wheel has 30 cabins. Each of them weighs 4300 kilograms and can accommodate up to 15 people. One revolution takes 18 minutes and 40 seconds. Visibility from the wheel is about 50 kilometers (31 miles).

There were concerns among locals about the safety, noise, and possible environmental impact of the wheel on its surroundings. The launch of the wheel was plagued with technical issues.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "Sun of Moscow" and modified on 3 March 2023 according to the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.


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