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All eyes this week were on David Marks Julia Barfield Architects' British Airways London Eye

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All eyes this week were on David Marks Julia Barfield Architects' British Airways London Eye - aka the Millennium Wheel - as it was finally hauled up from the horizontal. The photographs show a unique view (above left) from within the wheel when it wasberthed horizontally on the Thames - prior to its first failed attempt at erection - and at 65 degrees (right). The project backers plan to crane it into its final vertical position towards the end of this week. Then, in two or three weeks time, the 32 capsules will be shipped from France up the river and fixed to the wheel. The first rotation will be on New Year's Eve. The newest London landmark has planning permission for five years but David Marks said he would be 'delighted' if people voted for it to remain longer. 'But we're concentrating on getting it turning in time' he said.

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