THE VIENNA GIANT FERRIS WHEEL (RIESENRAD).

TheViennaGiantFerrisWheel[Book: Helmut Jahn & Peter Petritsch – 1989 – 20x25cm – 62 Pages – Many B&W and colour photos]. On the 25th June 1997 this Viennese institution celebrated its one hundredth anniversary. Almost one million people a year take a ride on The Giant Ferris Wheel in the Prater. This book was co-written by Peter Petritsch, one of the Giant Wheel’s owners. Read about the design and construction of the wheel in 1896-1897, and see many historical photographs. Also, find out about the wheel as it operates today, with some amazing colour shots. Selected Chapter Points: Visitors from all over the World; the Idea, History and Progress; Almost Dismantled; The Second World War; Ownership; The Third Man; James Bond; Engineering and Maintenance. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Fair / Good.