Construction workers add time capsule under 'New York Wheel' concrete foundation on Staten Island

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A giant Ferris wheel on Staten Island?s waterfront is a step closer to reality.

A giant Ferris wheel on Staten Island's waterfront is a step closer to reality.

On Saturday, workers from Gilbane Building Company finished pouring concrete to complete the foundation of the 'New York Wheel', which will be America's tallest Ferris wheel at 630 feet.

Workers also added a hidden surprise to the foundation - a time capsule containing Staten Island related artifacts was buried in the concrete, along with instructions to open it in 630 years.

The time capsule includes items like a copy of Saturday's Staten Island Advance, a letter from the borough president, and a jar of organic honey.

The Ferris wheel is slated to open late next year.
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