The Ferris wheel, dubbed the Baghdad Eye, will soar more than 650 feet over the city and feature air-conditioned compartments that would each carry up to 30 passengers, Baghdad municipal spokesman Adel al-Ardawi said Wednesday."
"The pyramid shape was known as the ‘Benben’ to the ancients. The top part of an obelisk (pyramid shape) is known as the ‘Benben Stone’. Briefly, the Benben is symbolic of the marker point where the ancient Sun God RA landed on dry land after being guided there, in a solar boat, by Nun the God of the watery chaos. The pyramid shape represents the very first mound of Earth formed and ruled over by Ra. This Benben or pyramid shape is said to have rose out of the water."
"Symbolically a Ferris wheel on or near water, and one that can be shaped into a pyramid, represents Ra rising out of the watery chaos. The circle symbolises a solar disc (The Sun). The ancients believed everything was created from the chaos which was symbolised by dark waters. The Ferris wheel, or should I say the illuminated symbolism on the Ferris wheel, is over the sea on the pier at Blackpool, therefore the symbolism on the wheel, especially the pyramid shape shown on the wheel below, can be interpreted as the first mound of earth rising from the watery chaos."
Currently under construction: The Southern Star/Australia, The Great Berlin Wheel/Germany, and Beijing Great Wheel/China...