A big, new Atlantic City attraction is being readied for shipment in Italy.

A giant observation wheel is being completed and should be shipped to the United States by Labor Day. Once it arrives, final construction will begin adjacent to the Steel Pier. The ride is expected to open in early 2016.

This information comes via the Steel Pier's Facebook page.

According to a recent post, Steel Pier President Anthony Catanoso has just made the second of three trips to inspect construction of the ride.

When completed, the observation wheel will take riders 200 feet into the sky in climate-controlled gondola cars. "The wheel is estimated to draw 50,000 riders a month to enjoy the sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and Atlantic City skyline from climate-controlled gondolas, said Catanoso."

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