new york wheel

If you’ve recently driven by the Staten Island Ferry in the St. George part of Staten Island then you might have noticed not one but two construction cranes towering over the construction site of The New York Wheel.

Last June, CBS 2 reporter Elise Finch ran a story asking New Yorkers if Staten Island is turning into the “new Brooklyn” and shedding its reputation of being the “forgotten borough?”

Staten Island’s North Shore will be transformed once the $2-billion St. George Waterfront Redevelopment Project is complete in 2018. Millions of people are expected to visit the new attractions, especially the Empire Outlets and the New York Wheel.

The New York Wheel has been popping up in the news more and more as the days go on. The person who is to be the general manager for New York’s 60-Story Observation Wheel has been announced!

Set to open in the year 2018, the New York Wheel broke ground early yesterday afternoon when the four pedestals that will be responsible for holding up the wheel started their installation.

Last week, The New York Wheel team welcomed the arrival of two (of four) of the wheel’s massive pedestals to Staten Island. Construction of the New York Wheel will reach a milestone with the arrival of two additional pedestals at the end of the week, marking the first full structural component featured on the construction site in St. George.

In 2017, the NYC Wheel is finally set to open here on SI by the ferry terminal and baseball park. But that doesn’t mean the celebration and fun can’t start a little early.

Between now and the middle of 2017, Staten Islanders will see steady progress on the New York Wheel project in St. George. As time goes on, the development site will slowly start to look like the mammoth observation wheel we’ve seen in renderings.

It’s coming, and it’s going to change New York City forever. When Tourists make their way to Staten Island on their trip past Lady Liberty, they’ll no longer make a u-turn in the St. George ferry terminal and head back to Manhattan

Here at This Way on Bay, we’ve been keeping you up to date on the development of the core four developments on Staten Island. Today we have a real treat, the Instagram above shows the embed foundation for one the New York Wheel’s massive legs.

Staten Island has had a lot of development happening lately, with the development of the New York Wheel, the Empire Outlet Mall, and the Outlet Mall’s 190 room Hotel, there is a lot going on. Did we mention that the Outlet mall is expected to open its doors in 2016?