Permit for Seattle waterfront Ferris wheel approved

Permit for Seattle waterfront Ferris wheel approved

Credit: Miners Landing

This image shows a proposed ferris wheel for Pier 57 in Seattle.

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on November 18, 2011 at 10:25 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 18 at 10:34 AM

SEATTLE – Planning and development officials have conditionally granted a permit to build a 175-foot Ferris wheel at Seattle’s Pier 57.

The proposed wheel will be positioned perpendicular to Alaskan Way. It will have 41 gondolas that will be fully enclosed and air conditioned so that no people or objects will be at risk of falling out.

The decision by the Department of Planning and Development indicates the wheel will be behind a building on the pier and will have no impact on views of the waterfront.

There was no indication by the city when the wheel would open.

Planners said reaction from the public has been mostly supportive.

 

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