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View Poll Results: Should Atlanta have a Sightseeing Ferris Wheel?
Yes, the Ferris wheel would be cool. 30 65.22%
No, it would be a waste of money. 16 34.78%
Voters: 46. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-10-2010, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Hate this idea! Dont waste the money on such stupid crap. This is a small town idea, nothing big city about this crappy ferris wheel crap.
Apparently the city of London disagrees with you.

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Old 11-10-2010, 07:29 AM
 
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If they could build it near the Garnett Station and build over the masses of gack surface lots in that area, that would be cool. You could get a great view of the skyline and capitol dome from there.
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:09 AM
 
Location: America
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i like the idea of a huge ferris wheel, but not in downtown. trust me, it looks silly:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_OVtOM-JqUfA/Sx..._Downtown1.jpg
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:27 AM
 
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If they could build it near the Garnett Station and build over the masses of gack surface lots in that area, that would be cool. You could get a great view of the skyline and capitol dome from there.
It would be mighty handy for folks who are just getting out of jail and feel like taking a spin on a giant Ferris wheel.
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:58 AM
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i like the idea of a huge ferris wheel, but not in downtown. trust me, it looks silly:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_OVtOM-JqUfA/Sx..._Downtown1.jpg
That photo is of a typical ferris wheel you'd find at a carnival or amusement park. Notice the open passenger compartments. Compare that to the enclosed passenger compartments of the London Eye (below).

If you like the idea of a huge ferris wheel, why did you post a photo of a run of the mill ferris wheel to argue against it?

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Old 11-10-2010, 12:08 PM
 
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How much does it cost to build one of these things?
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:23 PM
 
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It would be mighty handy for folks who are just getting out of jail and feel like taking a spin on a giant Ferris wheel.
Oops, forgot about the jail. I guess that would explain all the undeveloped land down there.
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:39 PM
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how much does it cost to build one of these things?
$200,000,000.00

http://www.ajc.com/business/sightsee...or-735006.html
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:53 PM
 
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Bernie will pay for it,,,
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Marcus said he’d love to have a big observation wheel downtown -- but made it clear he won’t be putting up any money for the Atlanta version of an Eye, according to a person who attended the private meeting.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed also was on hand Tuesday to say he liked the idea, but he didn’t pledge any public money, the person said.
It'll need 2 acres, takes 30 minutes to rotate and the London Eye charges $30 a ride or $1 a minute. $53 if you have a glass of Champange. $23 for a glass of Champagne?

I guess it would be good at Centennial Park with all the other tourist attractions. But I'd like it to be self-supporting and not require tax-payer support. Bernie did a lot for Atlanta with the gift of the aquarium. Another $200 million gift would probably be better given for something else.
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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...like that's gonna bring tourist and convention traffic. HA!
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