Shaftless Ferris Wheel In Weifang

This Gigantic Ferris Wheel Doesn't Have Any Spokes

The world’s largest spokeless Ferris wheel opened last week in Weifang, China, 300 miles southeast of Beijing. The wheel is a whopping 476 feet tall — 30 feet taller than the famous London Eye — and takes 30 minutes to complete a full rotation.

THE BOHAI EYE VCG/VCG via Getty Images THE BOHAI EYE The wheel stands in the center of a bridge over the Bailang River, near the coast of the Bohai Sea.
World's Largest Spokeless Ferris Wheel 'Bohai Eye' Opens In Weifang
VCG/VCG via Getty Images -/AFP/Getty Images NIGHT LIGHT -/AFP/Getty Images NIGHT LIGHT REINVENTING THE WHEEL? -/AFP/Getty Images REINVENTING THE WHEEL? The Bohai Eye isn't the world's first spokeless Ferris wheel, but it is the biggest. EYE OF THE BEHOLDER VCG/VCG via Getty Images EYE OF THE BEHOLDER A CLOSER LOOK -/AFP/Getty Images A CLOSER LOOK A construction crew works on the wheel. PHOTO OP VCG/VCG via Getty Images PHOTO OP A woman snaps a selfie with the Bohai Eye. ROOM FOR TEN VCG/VCG via Getty Images ROOM FOR TEN Each of the wheel's 36 pods accommodates 10 riders and — for some obscure reason or reasons — offers Wi-Fi connectivity.