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A Ferris Wheel On The Waterfront?

A Ferris Wheel on the waterfront? C’est une bon idea!

The original Ferris Wheel, built in St. Louis for an exhibition fair, lifted long enclosed ‘gondolas’, each seating about 30 people, high in the air for a view of the countryside and fair. Happily, the current proposal retains the enclosed ‘gondola’ concept, making the wheel practical for year-round use and, incidentally, broadening considerably the number of people who might consider riding.

This would be a wonderful addition to Seattle’s list of places with great views, and furnish a view of the Port activities that’s hard to get from any other location. I hope they do it.


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