Giant Ferris wheel proposed for Seattle waterfront

Posted | Contributed by Jeff

The owner of Pier 57 in Seattle has applied for a permit to build a Ferris wheel. The 175-foot high ride would be at the water end of the Alaskan Way pier, and the owners say it would help offset the loss of traffic caused by a pending construction project.

See video from KING/Seattle.

john peck's avatar

I'm all for Giant Ferris Wheels. This one is great due to its enclosed cabins. Their sheer size and family friendliness are a great addition to any pier or resort area.

Jeff's avatar

Yeah, I'm not sure why the comments are full of poopy pants on the KING site. While that area is certainly scenic in terms of the mountain views, the buildings are hardly one step up from "eyesore." The viaduct they're going to tear down is particularly hideous. Then down the waterfront a bit, the shipping yards are really ugly.

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Jeff said:
Yeah, I'm not sure why the comments are full of poopy pants on the KING site.

What did you expect I mean I love ferris wheels but someone will always have stupid "poopy pants" complaints about everything... hahahaha but I think it could end up like a place you have to go when traveling to Seattle like the London Eye.
Seattle check list:
1) space needle
2)Archie McPhee
3) origional Starbucks
4) Ferris Wheel :)

Raven-Phile's avatar

5.) The Gorge amphitheater. :) I know it's something like 3 hours from Seattle, but I want to see that place, badly.

Jeff's avatar

I drove several miles along the Columbia River, and it is quite stunning. The parts down on the Oregon border are pretty awesome as well.

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