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Company Proposes Giant Ferris Wheel in Va. Beach

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The proposed SkyWheel Virginia Beach would be 200 feet tall and about 180 feet in diameter (Photo courtesy Koch Development). The proposed SkyWheel Virginia Beach would be 200 feet tall and about 180 feet in diameter (Photo courtesy Koch Development).
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - A St. Louis-based company is seeking approval to erect a giant Ferris wheel at Virginia Beach's Oceanfront.
    
The proposed SkyWheel Virginia Beach would be 200 feet tall and about 180 feet in diameter. It would have 42 glass-enclosed gondolas and an LED light show on its wheels and spokes.
    
Koch Development tells media outlets that it plans to invest about $12 million in the project.
    
If City Council approves the project, the Ferris wheel would open by the summer of 2015.


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