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

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

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Slay.

Anonymous

smarty pants

Anonymous

It is just something for the super bowl.

Anonymous

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

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

Anonymous

Such as?

Anonymous

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

marc

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Lol.. you’re right!

Anonymous

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

Sorry, meant Singopore.

Anonymous

Lol…Singapore.

Anonymous

aren’t you a nosy nelly !

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

You can’t expect things to actually work

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

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

Anonymous

the Seattle fun forest!

Anonymous

you mean toe nail clipper?

POLO

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

you have no taste bozo brown

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

And very distasteful!

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

yes – boxes stacked on top of boxes

Magazine

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

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

Anonymous

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

A beautiful city.

Cat 3 (not that smart)

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

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

“on steroids”? They need some better juice!

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

lol…nice one!

Anonymous

savage! lol

Anonymous

Love the correlation

Anonymous

Beat me to it.

Anonymous

Must be those NCAA compliant steroids

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

They are literally building it as we speak

Anonymous

CARNIVAL RIDE!

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

oh brother.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

LOL. Damn. It does look like it.

Anonymous

looks like a toe nail clipper

Anonymous

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

Medical marijuana?

FuThSh

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

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

Anonymous

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

Must be those fake steroids that just give you pimples

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Lipstick on a pig

Anonymous

The wheel is for small kids?

Anonymous

I”m sure you will be first in line.

Anonymous

right in front of you