The New York Wheel is a 630-foot Ferris Wheel under construction which is located on the waterfront of St. George, Staten Island. The NY Wheel is expected to become one of New York City’s and the world’s greatest landmark attractions with a projected 3.5 million visitors a year. The wheel will be the largest in the world consisting of 36 passenger capsules, each carrying up to 40 passengers, and a maximum capacity of 1,440 people per ride that will provide extraordinary views of the Manhattan Skyline.
Tectonic’s environmental team provided asbestos exposure assessment services during the pile driving operations at the early construction phase conducted at the site of this future exciting world attraction.
The construction is expected to create approximately 600 permanent jobs as well as 350 union construction jobs.