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The London Eye, sometimes known as the Millennium Wheel, was built along the south bank of the Thames River and was scheduled to be open to the public on December 31, 1999. There actually was a dedication by Prime Minister Tony Blair at 8 p.m. on that date but due to technical difficulties the London Eye was not opened to the public until March, 2000. It stands 443 feet high, makes one complete revolution every half hour, and there are 32 capsules capable of carrying 25 passengers in each capsule. According to my math that would mean that 1600 people per hour could take the ride but when we were there I guarantee there were a lot fewer than 25 people per capsule which of course is great if you want to walk around and take lots of picture.

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