Seattle’s new landmark Great Wheel opening on waterfront
Seattle’s latest tourist landmark, a 17-story Ferris wheel billed as the tallest to go into year-round operation in the United States, opened to the public on Friday, giving riders a new panoramic view of the city and its environs.
The towering, white “Great Wheel” features 42 enclosed gondolas with space for up to 252 passengers total. The 175-foot-tall (53-metre-tall) wheel cost $20 million and was constructed as part of a private-sector initiative to revitalize Seattle’s waterfront.
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