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Last Updated: Saturday, 15 April 2006, 11:31 GMT 12:31 UK
Last chance for big wheel rides
The big wheel
The 60m-high wheel is lit by 60,000 light bulbs
People in Manchester will have their last chance to take a trip on the observation wheel in Exchange Square.

The 60m (196ft) wheel, which offers a bird's eye view of Manchester and the region, will be dismantled on Sunday.

Plans to move it to Piccadilly Gardens or Albert Square are currently being assessed by engineers and health and safety officials.

World Tourist Attractions, the company behind the wheel, wants to keep the 42-carriage ride in the city.

The company favour Piccadilly Gardens as the new location, but a decision is due in the next week.

The wheel, lit by 60,000 light bulbs, offers views for miles with commentary on the sights in the capsules.

There is one luxury capsule with a plasma screen TV and DVD, leather interior, glass floor, heating and air conditioning.


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