Who designed the London eye?
The London Eye is the worlds largest observation wheel and was designed by David Marks and Julia Barfield the wheel was initially planned to be temporary and was built to coincide with the millennium, however due to the attractions large popularity the ‘Millennium Wheel’, as it was originally known was re-branded as the London Eye.
Since 2003, the London Eye has provided a central focal point of New Years Eve firework celebrations. Previously Trafalgar Square was used as a base for displays.
The firework display launched from the London Eye can be seen from a wide surrounding area and attracts a large amount of people every year. The display is also shown on television and previous years displays can be seen on various websites in the form of videos and photos.
Below is a video of the fireworks display on New Years day 2009: