‘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
2 years ago

“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
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

The entire building actually lights up

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

It’s 2019, Ferris wheels survive things.

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

Pretty sure Bayside is under going renovations right now.

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

But no casino for us adults.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Dude, Skyrise is the dildo, not Okan lol

Anonymous
2 years ago

You two sure use some weird dildos?

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yay ferris wheel. How original!

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

WTF??!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

STOP THE MADNESS

Anonymous
2 years ago

No!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

So a Skyrise and sky wheel? BOTH??

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yep.. but no casinos for us adults.

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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

John Newton
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

How many icons will Bayside have? Seems redundant.

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

are they going put water in the fountain?

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

YES!

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

But Trolleys are not?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Still better than Skyrise.

Anonymous
2 years ago

copy the London Eye

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

Where are you getting Skyrise is dead from?

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

Nahhh.. the design is kooky as hell.

Anonymous
2 years ago

You strike me as the adult in the room.