Bayside Marketplace Releases New Rendering Of ‘Ferris Wheel on Steroids’

New renderings of an observation wheel planned in downtown Miami have been released by Bayside Marketplace, where it will be built. The images were given to the Herald.

The renderings show a 176-foot tall wheel, along with two supertall towers planned nearby – The Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residences at 300 Biscayne, and the SkyRise amusement tower.

Both supertalls are planned at an identical 1,049 feet above sea level, but SkyRise oddly appears much shorter in the new rendering.

By comparison, the London eye is 443 feet.

The Bayside observation wheel is already being stored in pieces in Miami, ready to be assembled (pieces of it were already purchased in 2017). It will be running before the Super Bowl next February.

There will be 42 glass-enclosed gondolas that each hold eight people. The ride will run slower than a typical Ferris Wheel, and last for 12-15 minutes. A consultant called it “a Ferris wheel on steroids.”

Commissioner Ken Russell helped draft laws to get the wheel approved, which the city commission recently passed.

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

How exactly is this “on steroids”? Literally the first Ferris wheel ever built for the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893 (264 ft) was much taller than this (176 ft).

Anonymous
2 years ago

Ferris’ wheel didnt have glass enclosed gondolas with seating for 8.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Oh, dang you’re right. The original Ferris wheel had only 40 seats per car. That’s much less than 8.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Slay.

Anonymous
2 years ago

smarty pants

Anonymous
2 years ago

It is just something for the super bowl.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Forget football. Suddenly I now see it as a foot kicking a soccer ball…look closely before you all react! ⚽️ Skyrise is the leg and foot…the wheel is the soccer ball…

Anonymous
2 years ago

‘Cause it’s Miami, and everything has to be on steroids.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Such as?

Anonymous
2 years ago

I mean, the Ferris wheel in Seattle is a foot smaller and looks pretty iconic in the Seattle harbor.

marc
2 years ago

Why is this called an observation wheel? Some parking podiums are taller than this trash.

Anonymous
2 years ago

right? observe what? Miami is such a copy cat city. so lame. imagine how hot those cars are gonna be

Anonymous
2 years ago

don’t worry.. the cars will have AC… which will be broken most of the time. 😉

Anonymous
2 years ago

Lol.. you’re right!

Anonymous
2 years ago

All this and we still can’t get a working fountain.

Anonymous
2 years ago

You can’t expect things to actually work

Anonymous
2 years ago

We all know about the London Eye, but check out the Tianjin’s Eye (394 ft), Dubai’s Ain, currently being built for their World’s Fair, Vegas’ High Roller (550 ft) and Singapoe’s Eye (541 ft). Those are “ICONIC”. Ours, will be more in line with Chicago’s or Seattle’. Better than nothing, but mediocre just the same. The fact that this thing has been laying around here in pieces since 2017 is interesting. I’d like to know more about that — who made it?, who bought it?, and what were they waiting for?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Sorry, meant Singopore.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Lol…Singapore.

Anonymous
2 years ago

aren’t you a nosy nelly !

POLO
2 years ago

If you are going to build a Ferris Wheel, they should build something like the London Eye.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I agree POLO! and it should be twice as big as the London Eye to truly make it “iconic”

BigCityLover
2 years ago

This “little” Ferris Wheel is really disappointing! Not one interesting feature to it! The “Orlando Icon” is 400′, and not that amazing! This is a small Carny-Ride version! Not sleek and suspended with cables on an off-center support structure, or anything! Just a ride on a back of a truck tootling down I-95. Besides–EVERY CITY IS PUTTING ONE IN! That makes it even less impressive! Developers are just grasping at straws now! Sad.

Anonymous
2 years ago

With Skyrise next to it, I’m starting to like the wheel.
It should be loads of fun place…

Anonymous
2 years ago

It looked good last week.. and even better this week.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I think I’m coming around to it – at least its not that giant American flag they wanted to instal a few years ago. The wheel provides some harmless fun for families to enjoy. And it looks like a Ferris wheel… kool.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Sorry to break it to you. It looked cheap and ugly last week and it still looks cheap and ugly this week.

Anonymous
2 years ago

the Seattle fun forest!

Anonymous
2 years ago

you mean toe nail clipper?

Anonymous
2 years ago

For people who come on this site and complain about the “box buildings” being built in Miami, the Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residences is surely going to give them fits!

Anonymous
2 years ago

but… it’s a different type of “box”… I like it..

Anonymous
2 years ago

I would rather see the Melo twin towers they just recently shot down instead of this comically designed crap.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Uff!! you Should re-think that statement..unless of course you work there.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I could say you must work for the developers of the planned Waldorf Astoria hotel and residences. No matter what you and others may think about it, that design is comical to me.

Anonymous
2 years ago

you have no taste bozo brown

Anonymous
2 years ago

I’m not the biggest fan of its architecture either, but compared to Melo’s excrement…

Anonymous
2 years ago

No it’s not.
That stackable concept has been done in a dozen cities. No creativity here. YAWNnnnnnnn

Anonymous
2 years ago

yes again it is just a copy cat idea. this is not original at all.

Anonymous
2 years ago

And very distasteful!

Anonymous
2 years ago

i don’t think some of you people have ever been outside of Miami or south america.

Anonymous
2 years ago

yes – boxes stacked on top of boxes

Magazine
2 years ago

Am I right to think this will equate to about the 10th story of a building? Even at the very top of the ride, not sure how great the views will be. You really won’t have visibility over the port to see palm / hibiscus island and the bay inbetween, and even the ocean over fisher island is somewhat obstructed. Around 18-25 stories is when the view gets much better from this area.

I actually think this is a pretty cool idea – but this could have been much more special.

Anonymous
2 years ago

think of a building as 10 feet per floor… so… this will be like a 17.6 story building. 😉

Anonymous
2 years ago

That’s wonderful. Now, I can’t wait for them to move the rest of the youth fair to that same location as well.

Anonymous
2 years ago

A beautiful city.

Cat 3 (not that smart)
2 years ago

They should have bought the parts to the Staten Island Wheel, it was going to be around 650′ tall and probably could be had pretty cheap.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Very happy to see these co-located. At least they are placing all these hideous “iconic” signature pieces together. It will be easier to miss seeing them entirely when taking in the skyline. 🙂

Anonymous
2 years ago

“on steroids”? They need some better juice!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Well…if Skyline is the phallus, the Ferris wheel represents the testes…and steroids make your balls shrink, right? 😉

Anonymous
2 years ago

lol…nice one!

Anonymous
2 years ago

savage! lol

Anonymous
2 years ago

Love the correlation

Anonymous
2 years ago

Beat me to it.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Must be those NCAA compliant steroids

Anonymous
2 years ago

What is that giant toe-nail clipper thing ???

Anonymous
2 years ago

Don’t worry about it. It will never be built.

Anonymous
2 years ago

They are literally building it as we speak

Anonymous
2 years ago

CARNIVAL RIDE!

Anonymous
2 years ago

The wheel may scare the hell out of the local sea birds !

Anonymous
2 years ago

oh brother.

Anonymous
2 years ago

It looks like Skyrise (which looks like a tall industrial “crane” ) moved the steel looking boxes (300 biscayne) into its place.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Ha!.. I wasn’t looking at it like that, but you’re right!

Anonymous
2 years ago

LOL. Damn. It does look like it.

Anonymous
2 years ago

looks like a toe nail clipper

Anonymous
2 years ago

Suddenly I now see it as a foot kicking a soccer ball…look closely before you all react! ⚽️ Skyrise is the leg and foot…the wheel is the soccer ball…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Medical marijuana?

FuThSh
2 years ago

Just went to London and got a gin at the top of the Shard and a beer at the SkyGarden and skipped lining up and paying for the London Eye, just saying…

Anonymous
2 years ago

What? No fish & chips with a Guinness? Still u did the smart thing.

Anonymous
2 years ago

why do they keep trying to make this piece of carp sound hot, iconic, “on steroids”, this cheap, irrelevant, the rendering including the towers is misleading, those towers are not anywhere near any horizon of the ever flat, boring miami skyline!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Must be those fake steroids that just give you pimples

Anonymous
2 years ago

The Miami Wave proposal was alot nicer than this wheel. You see bigger ferris wheels at the Dade County youth fair.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The homeless will have a new place to beg for drug change

Anonymous
2 years ago

Coming next to Bayside… a Dunk Tank for the political rocket surgeons who got sold this shite by Lyle Lanley !!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

The Icon Wheel in Orlando,FL is the tallest observation wheel on the United States East Coast at 400 FT and weighs in at 3 million pounds – that’s 300 school buses!

Anonymous
2 years ago

put more coconut palm trees in the inland skyline miami area come on or where all the towers are located!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Please learn how to construct sentences in English before you post.

Anonymous
2 years ago

They already have parts of it that have been in storage since 2017? That’s reassuring.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Lipstick on a pig

Anonymous
2 years ago

The wheel is for small kids?

Anonymous
2 years ago

I”m sure you will be first in line.

Anonymous
2 years ago

right in front of you