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
1 year ago

“iconic” lol!

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

Lol…..

Anonymous
1 year ago

” 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
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

I support Skyrise but this wheel is dumb

Anonymous
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

There is a rumor that it uses shore power.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I though we left thank joke in 2019

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

Hard Rock Cafe. Does anyone go?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Go there and find out for yourself…

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
1 year ago

Meh.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Horrible!!!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

“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
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

Now that gets a big LOL……

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

You’ll be dead by then!

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

Miami deserves better

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

POLO
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

Stay in your mom’s basement Thor.

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

Finally? Iconic? Facepalm!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

The headline does put it in scare quotes.

Anonymous
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

It needs to be balanced and aligned?

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

What a joke.

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

EJS
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

JUST IN TIME FOR THE SUPERBOWL!!

Anonymous
11 months ago

maybe covid will kill this and the horrid sky rise