Perkins Eastman | The New York Wheel

The New York Wheel

Staten Island, New York
Perkins Eastman, in association with S9 Architecture, designed a dynamic new mixed-use destination district on Staten Island’s north shore, featuring the New York Wheel, which upon completion will be the tallest observation wheel in the Western Hemisphere. A combination of engineering and nature, this new landmark and its surrounding program and landscape will attract visitors and residents alike, providing a universally accessible, high-quality public space aimed at transforming the currently underused waterfront.

As an important new component of the extended NYC skyline, the 630-foot-tall Wheel will offer visitors breathtaking views of Lower Manhattan, the outer boroughs, and the connecting waterways. The site will include a 70,000 sf Terminal building, 950-space parking garage below grade, bus storage facility, roof and grade landscape, and an extensive sustainability program. The Terminal is designed as a composition of geometric forms clad with vertical terracotta fins, strategically interrupted by terraces, ramps, and stairways that are inspired by the juxtaposition of the surrounding foliage and the rock formations at the Palisades Sill. These new facilities will complement the New York Wheel and reinforce the landmark’s role as the marquee destination on the Staten Island waterfront.
The New York TimesRolling Out a Huge Wheel on the Staten Island Shore
Civil EngineeringDesign of New York Wheel Overcomes Geotechnical, Logistical Challenges
Commercial ObserverPublic Review Process Begins for Modified 625-Foot Staten Island Wheel Project