THE TRANSPORTABLE ROUE DE PARIS WHEEL-THAT HAS POPPED UP IN PARIS, ENGLAND, BANGKOK, AND AMSTEREDAM-CAN BE DISMANTLED IN 60 HOURS AND BUILT IN 72 HOURS.NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS 5,000 AWESOME FACTS, 2015
This transportable Ferris wheel has a height of 200 ft and 42 gondolas that holds 8 passengers each. It does not require a permanent foundation due to the installation of the R60 wheel designed by Ronald Bussink,
a major Ferris wheel manufacturer, 25 years in business. Instead of a permanent foundation it has a water ballast of 11,000 gallons US of water, providing a base that is able to be dismantled by specialists in a matter of 60 hours, and erected in 72. I can’t really explain how the ballast works, so I googled “what is a water ballast”, and this is what I got;
It was first put up in Place de la Concorde France, 2000-2002, then traveled to Birmingham, England, named the Wheel of Birmingham. It became the Wheel of Manchester when it moved to the Exchange Square in Manchester. Traveled to the Netherlands, Amsterdam, Thailand, Antwerp, Italy and finally Cologne, Germany from March to June, 2022. The wheel went back to Paris where it was decided to be taken down due to the many repairs needed, and that it didn’t compliment Paris’ other worldly sites to be seen there.
For me the most awesome thing of this Ferris wheel was the R60 wheel that was a product of Ronald Bussink, and how it was implemented, but that may be because I can’t quite figure out how it’s foundation is from a water ballast.
Transport requires seven 20-foot (6.1 m) container lorries, ten open trailer lorries, and one closed trailer lorry., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roue_de_Paris