The London Eye
|Official name:||The British Airways London Eye|
|Also known as||
The Millennium Wheel
London, England SE1
|Designed by||David Marks and Julia Barfield|
|Maximum height||450 feet/135 meters|
- October, 1999: Two Spanish environmental protesters climbed the wheel and spent two days in its girders.
- August, 2000: A Dave Rolstone of Wales climbed up the Wheel to protest United Nations economic sanctions against Iraq.
- 20 December, 2000: Kurds and Turks angry about how a series of prison riots in Turkey were handled took over the wheel. The riots were sparked by the burning deaths of a number of prisoners on hunger strike. Some of the protesters doused themselves with gasoline and threatened to set themselves on fire