Ground breaks on Staten Island Ferris wheel

Rendering of Staten Island ferris wheel plan for

Rendering of Staten Island ferris wheel plan for Staten Island. (Mayor's Office) (Credit: Rendering of Staten Island ferris wheel plan for Staten Island. (Mayor's Office) )

The developer of Staten Island's future Ferris wheel, set to be the biggest in the world, broke ground on the project.

Crews are conducting soil tests by drilling into the ground to discover the integrity of the land to determine what type of foundation the Ferris wheel will need.

The 625-foot Ferris wheel is being built by the St. George Ferry Terminal and is expected to be ready for riders in 2015. The project also includes an outlet center and hotel.

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