Vienna: Ferris wheel

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The Ferris wheel
The Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel, a landmark of the Austrian capital and a symbol of the world-famous Vienna Prater, with its silhouette visible from afar, is a special attraction for all visitors to Vienna.
Initially, the municipal authorities in Vienna raised doubts about the execution of the project of building a Giant Ferris Wheel, which was unusually bold for those times. Only after the professor for bridge construction at the Technical University of Vienna, Hofrat Ing. Johann Brick, had examined the submitted project and submitted his calculations to the city building authority, did the project receive the official building consensus.