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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 11-09-2010, 01:29 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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Atlanta could get a sightseeing Ferris wheel downtown if an idea being floated by Home Depot co-founder and philanthropist Bernie Marcus pans out.

He is hosting a meeting today at 5 p.m. with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and former Georgia Gov. Zell Miller for business leaders, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned.
So what does everyone think?

I personally like the idea as we would gain something we for the most part lack (good places to sightsee the city from up above) and a new icon of the city.
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:33 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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I think London has already done this and Bernie should be more creative.
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:33 PM
 
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Sightseeing Ferris wheel for Atlanta? *| ajc.com



So what does everyone think?

I personally like the idea as we would gain something we for the most part lack (good places to sightsee the city from up above) and a new icon of the city.
I've always thought Atlanta needed this! A great idea!

Possible names for the ferris wheel:

The Southern Wheel
The Southern Eye
Wheel of the American South
Eye of the American South
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:36 PM
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As long as it's funded by philanthropy and not taxes, I'm all for it. Maybe we could do it Vegas style and put it on top of the Westin.
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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I think it will be amazing, have it it would be the tallest in the world...From a very reliable source.
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:42 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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I've always thought Atlanta needed this! A great idea!

Possible names for the ferris wheel:

The Southern Wheel
The Southern Eye
Wheel of the American South
Eye of the American South
This just came in to my mind when thinking of a name for it

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Old 11-09-2010, 01:46 PM
 
Location: ATL
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I think London has already done this and Bernie should be more creative.

What does London having it have anything to do with Atlanta? With your thinking Atlanta should not have malls, airports, nightclubs, etc because another cities already have it.


I love the idea!
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:58 PM
 
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I think it will be amazing, have it it would be the tallest in the world...From a very reliable source.
Interesting. We will definitely have stiff competition.

The current tallest Ferris wheel in operation is the Singapore Flyer. 541 feet tall.

Then, this year the Beijing Great Wheel is expected come online. 682 feet.

We'll have to go real big on it. Like a 1000 footer.....or 682.5 feet.
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Old 11-09-2010, 02:02 PM
 
Location: ATL
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I say put it near the Aquarium or Atlantic Station (on that big parking lot)

or Midtown if it was more developed
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Old 11-09-2010, 02:13 PM
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It'd be kind of cool (theoretically) if they put it in Underground (or somewhere else below street level), and after loading into the car, you slowly rise up from below street level to a towering view above most of the downtown buildings. I think that'd make for a more interesting ride than putting it on the edge of a park or an open area.
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