Downtown Dallas Ferris Wheel Idea Runs Into Opposition

DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – A proposed 20-story Ferris wheel for downtown Dallas could be grounded.

The 174-foot wheel has been proposed for Founders Plaza, near the JFK memorial and the Old Red Courthouse on the west side of downtown.

But the proposed site currently has a memorial for fallen sheriff’s deputies.

A leader with the Honor 19 Memorial said the tourist attraction would be disrespectful.

County leaders claim the wheel is an educational attraction.

Dallas County Commissioners vote on the proposal next week.

  • forgetaboutit

    what are they going to do with all the homeless people downtown??

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  • darrell

    educational attraction my ass. this is all about money and trying to make dallas something it will never be. commisioners court is crooked as a west texas sidewinder and any deals they are making have hands in pockets someplace. was this another one of ole wiley’s ideals again. like those missing satellite units? did they ever find those or have they slipped off the radar again? price has to be up to something, october is over half over and he hasnt assaulted anyone yet. hmmmm.

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