Construction on Staten Island's 630-foot New York Wheel has been paused amid lawsuits and one of the construction teams walking off the site. The $590 million project aimed to bring an iconic observation wheel to bolster the redevelopment along the North Shore of Staten Island. City inspectors identified many problems at the worksite including a defective pad in which the wheel was to sit, inadequate welding on the wheel's legs and poor attachment methods between the wheel and pad. A payment dispute also arose between the developer, New York Wheel, LLC., and the design team, Mammoet-Starneth, in which lead to the design team to walk off the site, breaching their $165 million contract. New York Wheel was supposed to be completed in 2017 but now plans to open to the public in April of 2018 should they be able to get all of their construction and legal issues sorted out.