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See a Time-Lapse Video of the National Harbor’s Ferris Wheel Being Built

The 180-foot attraction is now open for business.

In January, plans were announced for a giant Ferris wheel near the National Harbor development in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The 180-foot Capital Wheel opened this past Friday and offers views of the White House, the Capitol Building, and other Washington landmarks for $15 a ride, plus a light show and catering by Wolfgang Puck. 

EarthCam has created a time-lapse video of the construction of the wheel, which condenses three months of building into less than two minutes. Check it out below, and find more information about the Capital Wheel online.

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