York's Big Wheel in pictures

A giant crane arrives to begin the process of preparing the foundations for the big wheel in the grounds Royal York Hotel

2.35pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

Workmen begin the process of preparing the ground for the big wheel

2.35pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

Foundations are prepared for the wheel.

2.36pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

Big wheel construction begins

2.36pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

Big wheel construction begins

2.36pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

The big wheel under construction

2.36pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

The construction of the wheel progresses

2.36pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

The big wheel under construction

2.36pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

The construction of the wheel progresses

2.35pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

The outer rim is almost complete

2.36pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

The final pieces are added to the outer rim despite strong winds

2.36pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

The York Wheel takes shape

2.36pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

Workmen complete last minute jobs to get York's wheel open

2.36pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

Workmen complete last minute jobs to get York's wheel open

2.35pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

Workmen complete last minute jobs to get York's wheel open

2.35pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

The complete Big Wheel in the grounds of the Royal York Hotel

2.34pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

Looking through the completed wheel

2.34pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

York Minster viewed through the structure of the complete Big Wheel

2.34pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

Workmen high up in the structure of the completed wheel

2.34pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

The wheel with the Guildhall in the background

2.34pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

York's new big wheel with York Minster in the background

2.35pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

York's new big wheel with York Minster in the background

2.35pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

St Peter's School as seen from York's Big Wheel

2.35pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

The Nestlé factory from York's Big Wheel

2.35pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

The Guildhall and York city centre as seen from the wheel

2.35pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

York Minster from the wheel

2.35pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

The River Ouse, Museum Gardens and York Minster viewed from the wheel

2.35pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

A view of York Minster from the wheel

2.35pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

York Railway station as seen from the wheel

2.35pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

York's Big Wheel in pictures

The view from York's Big Wheel looking to the west

2.35pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

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