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Inspired by George Washington Gail Ferris Jr.

The Wien wheel is an amusement device, which is a huge vertical wheel rotating around an axis located in its center.

Wheelchairs with seating areas are attached to the periphery of the wheel. Nowadays, it is almost a must-see attraction of amusement parks – lunar parks, fairs and other festivals.

Inspired by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., the English language is called Ferris wheel. He built the first such wheel in 1893 for the World of Columbus World Exposition held in Chicago as the American response to the Eiffel Tower, built for the World Exhibition in Paris in 1889.

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