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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, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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Atlanta had a very popular Ferris Wheel for years. It was in a place called Animal Crackers, in what used to be the Ferrari dealership on Peachtree. It later became the Three Dollar Cafe. Some of the old timers probably remember it.
I remember, but it was 25 feet high..This could be as high as 900 feet,,,,,,,,
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:18 PM
 
Location: America
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I think we're imagining/envisioning a corridor that is grander, longer, and more organic/authentic than Dallas's Victory Plaza.


http://www.mediaarchitecture.org/wp-.../11/VMN01s.jpg
i didn't know it was a competition lol. i'm saying that dallas actually has plans very similar to what you've described. not just that stuff in victory plaza

still, at the end of the day, times square is the only "organic" one, really. any other cities that follow are just copycatting. including dallas. it's contrived

....but i can just picture it now, people strolling down marietta while house of payne is glaring on a big jumbotron
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:50 PM
 
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i didn't know it was a competition lol. i'm saying that dallas actually has plans very similar to what you've described. not just that stuff in victory plaza

still, at the end of the day, times square is the only "organic" one, really. any other cities that follow are just copycatting. including dallas. it's contrived

....but i can just picture it now, people strolling down marietta while house of payne is glaring on a big jumbotron
I didn't know it was a competition as well.


And--I was saying that the "plans/vision," though related, are not exactly similar.
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:28 PM
 
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I dont know why people think taxpayer money will be used for this. In the AJC article it quoted kaseem reed saying public money WILL NOT be used to fund this project.
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:35 PM
 
Location: America
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I didn't know it was a competition as well.


And--I was saying that the "plans/vision," though related, are not exactly similar.
i know that. i'm not saying that victory plaza is the same as what you're talking about. i'm saying that dallas had planned something like what you're talking about in addition to victory plaza
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Atlanta had a very popular Ferris Wheel for years. It was in a place called Animal Crackers, in what used to be the Ferrari dealership on Peachtree. It later became the Three Dollar Cafe. Some of the old timers probably remember it.

That should go under that thread of "Gone but not Forgotten"- or maybe it already is.
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:38 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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I still think that once the wheel goes in, it will lead to other things. Perhaps a large elevated bungee cord that slingshots people toward a net set up in Centennial Park, perhaps? Gold Panning? A cat circus? eek.
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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...it will lead to other things. A cat circus?

roflmfao!
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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They can build it, but ain't no way in HELL I'm getting on it!!!!


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Old 11-11-2010, 07:54 PM
 
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I dont know why people think taxpayer money will be used for this. In the AJC article it quoted kaseem reed saying public money WILL NOT be used to fund this project.
Yeah...but you know what a politician says don't mean nuthin' They make promises like that all the time. Then later, the goverment has to put up some of the money to make it happen. I guess what Reed means is "It's too soon. I don't have access to such monies as I am saying this".
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