Finally, The ‘Iconic’ 176-Foot Skyviews Miami Ferris Wheel At Bayside Marketplace Has Started Rising

The amusement wheel called Skyviews Miami has finally begun to rise behind Bayside Marketplace, a new photo shows.

The image was snapped by downtown Miami resident Ryan Rea yesterday. It shows that the first spoke of the Ferris Wheel has now been installed.

Construction of the amusement wheel is well behind schedule. Completion had been scheduled before the holiday season, the operators told city commissioners last year.

Bayside Marketplace and Arizona-based Sky View of America are building the 176-foot amusement wheel, and have said that it will be “iconic.”

It is not to be confused with the 1,049-foot Skyrise tower that is claimed to be in planning next door. There is also yet a third amusement wheel proposed nearby at the FEC Slip next to Maurice Ferre Park, called the Miami Wave.

The Skyviews Miami ride will have LED lighting illuminating the wheel, and will have capacity for 336 passengers in forty-two gondolas that seat eight passengers each.

A ride will last from 12 to 15 minutes. The hours of operation will run until midnight or 1 am, depending on how busy it is.

 

 

(photo: ryan rc rea)

 

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Anonymous

“iconic” lol!

Anonymous

Imagine their shock when they find out the Super Bowl was last weekend.

Anonymous

I’m sure an local company called bangbros will do a video in the ferris wheel. They employee alot of locals as well.

Anonymous

The construction permit should be pulled asap on the project. The main reason why this got approved by the city commissioners was for the super bowl and the events in bayfront park.

Anonymous

Yeah, but City Commissioners didn’t say which Super Bowl. Welcome to the Banana Republic.

Anonymous

Lol…..

Anonymous

” The amusement wheel called Skyviews Miami has finally begun to rise ”

So will the one at the county youth fair next month. Iconic ?? A wheel is a wheel. Hmm.

Anonymous

What’s going on with Skyrise, anyone got any updates?

Anonymous

I went there the other day (Bayside), and it looks like they are doing piling work on the site.

Anonymous

Unless it’s been redesigned, I hope it stays “outta sight” which means it’ll be “outta mind.”

Anonymous

I support Skyrise but this wheel is dumb

Anonymous

Nothing. This thing will never get off the ground just like a lot of the hyped up projects these self promoting developers throw out there.

Anonymous

There is a rumor that it uses shore power.

Anonymous

I though we left thank joke in 2019

Anonymous

It’s 2020 and you’re still using the shore power joke.

Anonymous

Hard Rock Cafe. Does anyone go?

Anonymous

Go there and find out for yourself…

Anonymous

New Landshark grill going in on the first floor of Hard Rock building.

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Meh.

Anonymous

Horrible!!!!

Anonymous

They got rid of that big ficus tree for this crap.

Anonymous

“crap” is an interesting comment. This type of crap is okay for the great city of London and has been approved by the great city of New York. (although appears that developer is unable to deliver a finished product for NYC)

Anonymous

This type of “crap” is also okay for the great county fairs and church lot carnivals of our great land. Next up, a bumper car ride behind the Intercontinental Hotel.

Anonymous

Now that gets a big LOL……

Anonymous

Yaawwwnnnn… this is boring… when they announce the beginning of work on the Metro-mover extension, wake me up….

Anonymous

You’ll be dead by then!

Anonymous

That would only mean then that rising sea levels has finally taken it’s toll.

Anonymous

Miami deserves better

Anonymous

There needs to be a lot of “better” things in Miami.

POLO

Skyviews and Bayside complement each other very well. It’s a tourist destination where many local families go on the weekend. I think it will be a success. I would of prefer if it was as big as the London Eye.

Anonymous

Lol, local families don’t go to Bayside on weekends- or ever. It’s 100% for tourists to spend money, and locals to work minimum wage jobs to keep the party going, drinks pouring, and registers ringing,

Anonymous

Wrong! There are many Central American families go there on weekends with their families. I guess you never go to Bayside.

Anonymous

No. He wants to stay away from the Central Americans.

Anonymous

Stay in your mom’s basement Thor.

Anonymous

Ferris wheel? Where’s the Gentings Resorts World pimp? We need to be rescued!

Anonymous

Yep… I can just envision a 52 year old man going downtown just to ride a vertical circle on this thing, getting off, and then going back home after this Ferris Wheel gave him the thrill of his life… woo pee!

Anonymous

Finally? Iconic? Facepalm!!

Anonymous

The headline does put it in scare quotes.

Anonymous

Why is the wheel off schedule ????!!!! Because the petulant, vinDICKtive child Psycho Joe Comemierda Toyota Corollo had the city attorney slow walk (or otherwise ensure) that the permit process was SLOWWWWWED down because they chose Bayside over the park, therefore depriving the park of monies that could be easily misappropriated or squandered on personal pet projects.

Anonymous

It needs to be balanced and aligned?

Anonymous

176-foot Ferris wheel. “Iconic”. Just like the one at the MD Youth Fair.

What a joke.

Anonymous

Not to be confused with the 1,049-foot Skyrise tower next door.

EJS

So I guess this seals the fate of Bayside as a tacky tourist destination. Was hoping for a new direction to the 20th C marketplace.

Anonymous

Thank God for the tourist destinations, or all the citizens of this city would depend on is parks and museums for entertainment.

Anonymous

What else is gonna go in at that location? A steel mill? A 3rd arena for the Heat?

Anonymous

JUST IN TIME FOR THE SUPERBOWL!!

Anonymous

maybe covid will kill this and the horrid sky rise