The city of Atlanta will soon have a new addition to the skyline in the form of a 20-story Ferris wheel. The Atlanta City Council unanimously approved the installation of the attraction, which is slated to open during the month of June, near Centennial Olympic Park.
The project, named Skyview Atlanta, is being privately funded, and will be located on private property at the corner of Luckie and Nassau streets adjacent to The Tabernacle. The Ferris wheel was previously located in Paris, next to the Louvre, before being purchased by two St. Louis businessmen who brought the ride to the States.
Visitors to nearby attractions, such as the Georgia Aquarium or the World of Coke, are expected to be a large percent of Ferris wheel patrons. “I think it’s something people are going to really enjoy. They’re going to see the city from an angle they probably haven’t seen before,” said Skyview Atlanta spokesman Jason Evans, in a quote from the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
The Atlanta Ferris wheel will feature climate-controlled, enclosed glass gondolas that can seat up to six people. The ride, which will operate year round, is expected to last around 15 minutes and cost between $12 and $14 for adults.
Skyview Atlanta is yet another addition to the long list of attractions that brings new homebuyers to Atlanta. With a multitude of entertainment options around the city, potential residents know they won’t run out of things to do near their new homes in Atlanta.