Limassol, the second-largest city in Cyprus, may soon have an impressive observation wheel, similar to the famous London Eye. The ambitious project, named “Hyperion,” has been proposed by an enthusiastic investor from Ukraine and is estimated to cost €50 million. The project aims to bring significant economic, cultural, and social benefits to the region.
The proposed location for the “Hyperion” observation wheel is the old port area of Limassol. The project has been presented to the Limassol Municipal Council by the PPA Architects office, which is responsible for the design. While the Municipality is not directly involved in the venture, the Cyprus Ports Authority, which has jurisdiction over the area, seems to be supportive of the proposal.
The “Hyperion” observation wheel is planned to reach a height of approximately 147 meters above sea level, offering breathtaking views of Limassol’s coastline and the surrounding landscape. It will feature 45 cabins, each capable of accommodating 6 to 12 people, making it a magnificent attraction for both locals and tourists.
One of the key highlights of the “Hyperion” project is its engineering prowess. The wheel will be six times lighter and four times more stable than the iconic London Eye. The base of the wheel will be ingeniously designed with three levels connected by a convenient spiral ramp.
The potential impact of the “Hyperion” observation wheel on Limassol’s tourism and local economy is expected to be significant. Drawing inspiration from successful observation wheels around the world, the project aims to create a remarkable landmark that will enhance the city’s appeal and attract more visitors.
With the Cyprus Ports Authority showing support for the project, it may not be long before Limassol’s skyline is adorned with the splendid “Hyperion” observation wheel. The project has already generated excitement among residents and industry experts who are eagerly awaiting its approval and commencement.
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