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Old 09-16-2008, 07:34 AM
 
Location: SE PDX
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I won't. not only because i'm terrified of heights, but also because I've never been to navy pier because i don't want to deal with the people that i have to deal with at work on the weekend anymore than i have to. heh.
I share similar sentiment. And the whole terrified by heights thing seems to get worse as I get older... But I bet some people who are critical of navy pier went to go watch Dark Night on IMAX
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:44 AM
 
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I share similar sentiment. And the whole terrified by heights thing seems to get worse as I get older... But I bet some people who are critical of navy pier went to go watch Dark Night on IMAX
haha I didn't -- we went to Cicero for a cheap matinee.
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:00 AM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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Of course it will. What is going to happen is, it will be built with private money than the city will take over "maint./repairs", all of which will be funded of by tax payers.............is my uneducated guess.


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This is Chicago. Do you really think it will not end up costing the taxpayers money somehow? I think it will cost us money in the long run.
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:16 AM
 
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Why would the city have anything to do with the operation of Navy Pier?
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:21 AM
 
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If you're replying to me............I was being sarcastic in my response.

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Why would the city have anything to do with the operation of Navy Pier?
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Evanston
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Did you guys know that in Spanish, ferris wheel is called a "rueda de Chicago" or Chicago Wheel because Chicago was one of the first places to have a ferris wheel at the Columbian Expedition? (At least I think that's the reasoning behind it.)

So, at least it would have some historical significance.
Btw, I second the idea of a coaster.
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Did you guys know that in Spanish, ferris wheel is called a "rueda de Chicago" or Chicago Wheel because Chicago was one of the first places to have a ferris wheel at the Columbian Expedition? (At least I think that's the reasoning behind it.)

So, at least it would have some historical significance.
Btw, I second the idea of a coaster.
Mucho interessante!
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:43 PM
 
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Did you guys know that in Spanish, ferris wheel is called a "rueda de Chicago" or Chicago Wheel because Chicago was one of the first places to have a ferris wheel at the Columbian Expedition? (At least I think that's the reasoning behind it.)

So, at least it would have some historical significance.
Btw, I second the idea of a coaster.
The first place to have a "ferris" wheel. It's named after George W.G. Ferris, who designed the Ferris wheel for the 1893 World's Fair in an attempt to "out-Eiffel Eiffel", who had designed the Eiffel Tower for the Parisian Exposition in 1889.

Similar wheels existed (albeit on a much smaller scale) before Ferris's creation, but he built the one that started the real trend.
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Old 09-16-2008, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Evanston
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^Cool, good to know!
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