Southern Star construction update May 2007
May 15 2007
Construction moves forward on the Southern Star Observation Wheel in Melbourne's Docklands.
Vertical construction has commenced with the first of the ride's initial supports going up in the last few weeks.
These colossal beams will support the 120 metre (400ft) wheel. The upper section will be placed on the yellow frames and the two halves will be welded together as seen on the beam in the background.
An overview of the site. When completed the Southern Star will be Waterfront City's centrepiece.
This end of the beams will connect at the centre of the wheel.
Work is also underway on the buildings to surround the ride.