TO MARK THE MILLENNIUM, London is contemplating the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. If approved, the privately funded, 500-foot-tall wheel would turn continually just across the Thames from Parliament, offering 60-mile views to 960 riders. Amid complaints it would mar the skyline, promoters have promised to keep it on its prominent site for only five years, from 1997 until 2002, then rebuild it elsewhere. Parisians heard a similar vow long ago: the Eiffel Tower, they were told, would come down once the Centennial Exposition of 1889 closed.
-U.S. News & World ReportAo falar do/a ____________ da roda-gigante, o autor faz referência à Torre Eiffel.