The New York Wheel Parking Structure

Staten Island, NY

To accommodate the influx of visitors expected after completion of the dramatic New York Wheel project on Staten Island, New York., designers created a four-story, 337,800-square-foot precast concrete parking garage. The structure adds to the signature look of the complex, spanning the adjacent roadway and MTA tracks and featuring a green roof designed to provide a park-like setting for various events.

The new 630-foot-tall observation wheel, the world’s largest, will contain 36 passenger capsules or pods that hold 40 passengers apiece (or 1,440 people per rotation). Continuous movement of the Wheel, at 10 inches per second, will provide a 38-minute ride. The adjoining 950-car parking structure will accommodate visitors to the Wheel along with fans of an existing minor-league baseball team and the Staten Island Ferry.

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Projects details

  • Precaster(NEXT beams) J.P. Carrara and Sons Inc., Middlebury, VT (Parking Components) Unistress Corporation, Pittsfield, MA

  • Owner's RepresentativeBroadwall Consulting Services, New York, NY

  • DesignerS9 Architecture/Perkins Eastman joint venture

  • Structural EngineerWSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York, NY

  • Construction ManagerGilbane Building Co., Providence, RI


  • 1325 precast concrete components including

  • 181 32-inch-deep Type F NEXT beams (12 feet wide, 60 feet long)

  • 8 24-inch-deep Type F NEXT beams (12 feet wide, 60 feet long)

  • 375 double tees

  • 761 additional components, including columns, beams, shear walls, stair/elevator walls, and spandrels

  • Sq. Footage: 337,800

  • Levels/Floors: 4 (950 cars)