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Finland: Get a good look at Helsinki from newly opened SkyWheel
Finland: Get a good look at Helsinki from newly opened SkyWheel

Helsinki joins the ranks of big-wheel cities Tuesday with the opening of the 460-foot SkyWheel. Technically, it's called the Finnair SkyWheel, and its placement on Katajanokka harbor in the central city marks the spot where its namesake airline in the 1920s first located its flight operations, according to the carrier. "We are proud to be associated with Helsinki’s newest landmark, which also has a special connection to our own history," Finnair's vice president of marketing and product development Jarkko Konttinen said in a statement Monday. The giant observation wheel has 30 blue-and-white gondolas where visitors spend 15 minutes gazing at panoramic views of the city. There's also a...

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