‘Iconic’ Ferris Wheel In The Works At Bayside Marketplace After Commissioners Vote In Favor

Miami commissioners gave final approval last week to zoning changes needed for a Ferris Wheel at Bayside Marketplace.

Bayside representatives called the Ferris Wheel a “new iconic landmark,”  according to a Miami Today article last month.

Lighting on the wheel will be regulated by the city to ensure that residents are not disturbed.

The land under Bayside Marketplace is owned by the city and leased to the shopping center operator. Miami’s Waterfront Advisory Board is scheduled to review modifications to the lease next week that could allow for structures of up to 190 feet.

A skywheel ride is also planned for the Skyrise tower behind Bayside.

 

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Anonymous

“Lighting on the wheel will be regulated by the city to ensure that residents are not disturbed.” Lol get some black out curtains. Y’all trippin’ like Kramer on Kenny Rogers chicken.

Anonymous

I know right? The new guitar above the Hardrock is very underwhelming. Probably due to residents’ concerns about light.

Anonymous

The entire building actually lights up

Anonymous

I believe that he is referring to the guitar on on Bayside’s Hard Rock Cafe (judging by the fact that this thread is discussing Bayside).

Anonymous

You are obviously not from Miami. The last guitar which was huge, came down due to a heavy winds it had nothing to do with light. Furthermore this idea of a Ferris Wheel is ridiculous, we are not Las Vegas and we are not London. Those two cities do not have tropical winds and hurricanes, we do! Skyrise is a building able to withstand storms, this wheel is not. I hope these Commissioners will reconsider.

Anonymous

Lets see.. a structure that’s actually a giant wheel built with spokes and goes round an round can get blown down in a storm?

Einstein ain’t got nuthin on you.

Anonymous

It’s 2019, Ferris wheels survive things.

Anonymous

” Y’all trippin’ like Kramer on Kenny Rogers chicken. ”

Just ask them, How’s life on the red planet ?? Lmao.

Anonymous

Or they can switch apartments with a friend, but watch out for Mr. Marbles 😉

Anonymous

Lol whiny Miami nimby culture is so lame. Can you imagine other metropolitan cities scared to put up neon lighting due to nimbys getting angry lol.

Anonymous

LOOKS GREAT!! Adding things like this will improve bayside.

Anonymous

Agreed. If anyplace could benefit from a Ferris wheel it would be having one on Biscayne Bay. Or a tower with a cutting edge design.

peej

How is a 190′ tall ferris wheel that will be dwarfed by Skyrise “iconic”?? & where would it be built–atop the filled-in the FEC Slip?

Seems like every week there’s another stupid idea from this Commission…

Anonymous

the article failed to mention that the Ferris Wheel project is a part of super bowl 2020. The project developers had concerns it might not be completed by February meaning this project might not happen.

Anonymous

Ferris wheels, schmeris wheels. Every big city’s got em. BUT to make Miami’s unique, make the wheel go UNDER the water for a “thrill ride of your life!” Of course, they would have to make a living reef and populate it with fish, maybe throw in a mermaid or two. Now who wouldn’t want to pay big bucks to see that?

EJS

We’re gonna vote u on the Board. What a unique idea. Considering just another bland Ferris Wheel after so many cities have already done it (yawn) speaks volumes about who runs this city. Always a bridesmaid — never a bride.

Anonymous

I don’t know if this is for the Superbowl or permanent… I would assume it is temporary bbecause they used the term ferris wheel rather than observation wheel… These observation wheels are over 500ft how in the hell would can an 290ft ferris wheel be iconic?????????????????

Anonymous

Why don’t they clean up Bayside first? It’s garbage compared to most other major cities.

My vote: Emulate Granville Island in Vancouver. Locals and Tourists love it. Now that would be iconic!

Anonymous

Pretty sure Bayside is under going renovations right now.

Anonymous

I was at Bayside last weekend.
It was packed.
Bayside is one of the busiest malls in the US.
Without knowing anything about Granville Island… it’d bet a steak dinner that Bayside hosts more visitors annually.

Miami Realist

Cool Miami will have now 3 iconic figures, the Skyrise Tower, Ferris Wheel, and the giant Dildo from Okan Tower.

Anonymous

But no casino for us adults.

Anonymous

Dude, Skyrise is the dildo, not Okan lol

Anonymous

You two sure use some weird dildos🤔

Anonymous

Because it narrows then flares out again, Skyrise is more like a butt plug than a dildo.

Anonymous

Others determine your iconic things, you don’t. So far, Miami doesn’t have much iconic and likely never will and that is okay.

suomynona

Don’t really get the fascination with ferris wheels in urban areas. But I guess this is a race to see who can build theirs first: Skyrise or Bayside.

Meh.

Anonymous

They’re planning to replace clubs downtown with Ferris Wheels.

Anonymous

Thanks for being the only one knowledgeable enough to capitalize Ferris.

Anonymous

You got it.. but be careful, you’ll get thumbs down votes for just alerting someone about using the proper syntax on this site.

POLO

They should build the ferris wheel to a height of abot 600 FT!

Anonymous

Be originals… cannot come up with something else? Another Ferris Wheel… how iconic? 🙄

Anonymous

Yay ferris wheel. How original!

Anonymous

Nothing is iconic in Miami except the beach. Don’t fock that up!

Anonymous

WTF??!!

Anonymous

Yeah.. I would have no problem with it if they put it over there by the Children’s Museum.

Anonymous

STOP THE MADNESS

Anonymous

No!!!

Anonymous

I guess these commissioners were told that they have to start making Miami into Disney World South Florida.

Anonymous

Disney makes billions of dollars. Miami is one of the poorest cities in the country.

Anonymous

So a Skyrise and sky wheel? BOTH?🤔

Anonymous

Yep.. but no casinos for us adults.

Anonymous

Yes the city will limit the lights just like they do at the InterContinental hotel where the dancers dance all night Long with flashing lights up the entire 50 story building.

Omar

I’d rather have Skyrise. There are already too many giant wheels around.

John Newton

I would have preferred a Merry Go Round. Like the one they’re planning on Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale.

Anonymous

It will make us look like an Iowa state fair.
It will detract from Skyrise.

Anonymous

How many icons will Bayside have? Seems redundant.

Anonymous

I would rather have giant fountain shooting water up in the air.

Anonymous

are they going put water in the fountain?

Anonymous

yeah, but it’ll be cut back to a spurt because of budget shortfalls.

Anonymous

The fountain show that’s in Singapore is amazing! Miami should use the slip for something like that.

Anonymous

Are kidding? Comparing Miami and Singapore? Lol. Look at the Noguchi fountain. When does it run?

Anonymous

They kind of have an iconic fountain in the middle of Bayfront Park, but it doesn’t work. The same people pushing all these freaking ideas, hoping to line their pockets along the way, are the same people that will not budget for maintenance and leave us with filthy parks and broken down infrastructure.

Anonymous

YES!

Anonymous

They have a fountain, and can’t even run it. Any other city with fountains manages to operate them constantly. Miami can’t even do that. SAD!

Anonymous

It doesn’t work because it is TOO expensive to run and maintain. The electric bill to run the pumps alone was considered more than what the city was willing to pay to keep it operational.

Anonymous

But Trolleys are not?

Anonymous

Still better than Skyrise.

Anonymous

copy the London Eye

Anonymous

So I guess Skyrise is dead.
Not a big fan of the ferris wheel.
Nothing iconic or creative.
It will not be a pretty site

Anonymous

They have already broke ground on Skyrise. Should be going vertical by the end of the year.

Anonymous

Where are you getting Skyrise is dead from?

Anonymous

Sorry.
I’m happy to hear it’s moving forward. It will be more iconic than a lame ferris wheel.

Anonymous

The Skyrise concept is cool, but the design is terrible.

Anonymous

Everyone: Nothing can be more phallic than the Florida capitol building
Arquitectonica: Hold my beer

Anonymous

Look up the YouTube video of how Skyrise is building itself. You will probably have a new appreciation for “its design”.

Anonymous

Nahhh.. the design is kooky as hell.

Anonymous

You strike me as the adult in the room.