STATEN ISLAND — The massive legs that will lift the New York Wheel on St. George's waterfront will arrive in the city Monday.
The approximately 275 feet tall, 18 feet wide legs left Italy by boat about three weeks ago and will arrive at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal on Monday, a spokeswoman for the project said.
The legs — which were made by Italian firm Walter Tosto SpA — will be transported in sections to St. George, the spokeswoman said.
The 630-foot observation wheel — which will be one of the tallest in the world — was first announced in 2012 and is expected to be spinning by April 2018.
Crews have been working on the $500 million attraction for more than a year. They've finished laying the concrete foundation of the base to hold the 20-million-pound structure. The giant legs will be embedded into the concrete next month.
The wheel was originally slated to open in 2015 but the date has been pushed back several times.
Last month, developers pushed back the opening again, this time until April 2018 to give more time to test the structure's safety.