Riesenrad (Giant Wheel), Prater Park, Vienna

RIBApix ref no RIBA91565
Architect/DesignerBassett, Walter Bassett (1864-1907)
Artist/PhotographerBenton, Charlotte
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Subject Date1897
Image Date1983
ViewWorm's-eye
Medium35mm Transparency
Library ReferenceBenton 83-91-02
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Charlotte Benton / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: A giant ferris wheel, it was at 64.75 metres (212 ft) tall the world's tallest extant wheel after the demolition of the Grande Roue in Paris in 1920, up until 1985. It was constructed by Lieutenant Walter Bassett Bassett, an English engineer in 1897.

Subject tags

amusement parks, fairs