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Monday, May 20, 2013 - 9:00am

Atlanta Council Approves Giant Ferris Wheel

Updated: 2 years ago.
The Atlanta City Council has voted to allow a 20-story Ferris wheel to be placed in downtown Atlanta. The council voted unanimously Monday and the attraction, to be named Skyview Atlanta, has previously been housed in Paris and Pensacola. (photo courtesy of Brian L. Griffin via flikr)

The Atlanta City Council has voted to allow a 20-story Ferris wheel to be placed in downtown Atlanta.

The council voted unanimously Monday and the attraction, to be named Skyview Atlanta, has previously been housed in Paris and Pensacola.

Two St. Louis businessmen are behind the idea of bringing the Ferris wheel to Atlanta. Skyview Atlanta spokesman Jason Evans says the partners, Todd Schneider and Al Mers, plan to set it up next to The Tabernacle, a century-old former church building now used as a concert hall.

Officials say the attraction could be in place as early as June and rides are expected to cost between $12 and $13.

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