Alem Cultural and Entertainment Center, Ashgabat

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Alem Cultural and Entertainment Center is a cultural center in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. It was officially opened to the public on May 18, 2012. The opening ceremony was attended by the President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.The 95m tall structure has a 17m decorative spire on top and has six floors, each of which are 7m tall (four floors are above ground and two floors are below ground).A 57m diameter glass and white-steel casing on top of the building contains a Ferris wheel known as 'Alem', meaning 'The Universe'. Alem was recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's tallest Ferris wheel in an enclosed space at the time of the opening ceremony.The wheel itself is in height and was built by Fabbri Group through its Giant Wheels brand.
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  • Just another of the eerie, whimsical structures dotted around Ashgabat. Remarkably wasteful in its construction and set on a vast, empty square, few visit it despite its being - allegedly - the...  more »
  • We stopped in front of this amazing structure then we realized there was a ferri Wheel inside... amazing idea indeed to build a ferri wheel inside a structure... Then we decided to enter the...  more »
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