Photos: Skyviews Miami Construction Site At Bayside, Opening For Holidays 2019

At Bayside Marketplace in downtown Miami, construction is underway an an observation wheel called Skyviews Miami.

Representatives of Bayside have said that the wheel will be “iconic.”

The wheel will stand 176 feet tall, which is about a fifth the size of London Eye.

Photos from last week show that the foundation is being built. Signage at the site says that opening will take place for the 2019 holidays. Representatives of the project told a Miami board in the summer that the wheel will open before the Super Bowl in February.

 

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marc

I guess Thanksgiving isn’t part of the “holidays”.

Anonymous

“Iconic” HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA yea ok.

Anonymous

I guess that makes the one at Satan’s Enchanted Forest iconic as well. 😉

Anonymous

Look like they’re just borrowing the one from Santa’s!

Anonymous

i want to sit on santa’s lap and talk about the first thing that pops up

KRR

I wish they would invest some money in Bayside. The place needs a facelift, something like CocoWalk in the Grove is getting. The place is stuck in the 90’s..

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I do believe they are giving it a facelift though I’m not sure about the timeline. I haven’t been to Bayside in years…

Anonymous

It’s done. New coat of paint and signs for the stores.

Anonymous

Except CocoWalk looks worse now. Instead of reimagining it using an innovative approach, which frankly might as well have been a clean slate, they sodomized it into a cold and sad modernist nothing.

Anonymous

as if sodomy is a bad thing?

Anonymous

New majority investors have come on board in the past few years. Facelift, etc definitely on the horizon. But first they need to sift through the lawsuits as they try and evict the less than desirable tenants that don’t ‘fit’ their more than likely luggggssssurrrrry redevelopment plan.

Anonymous

Representatives of Bayside have said that the wheel will be “iconic.”

The wheel will stand 176 feet tall, which is about a fifth the size of London Eye.

Nuff said !

Anonymous

That was a typo, it’s iconish.

Anonymous

ive got somethibng iconic

Anonymous

are you the sodomy guy from above ? 😉

Anonymous

Marketers can say whatever they want – doesn’t make it true.

Anonymous

Tell the GOP.

Anonymous

Shame this sham took precedence over SKyrise

Anonymous

Um, wouldn’t this be better over there near the children’s museum?

Anonymous

No. It would be better off on a carnival midway where, after the carnival, it’s packed up and shipped off.

Anonymous

How about at Tropical Park? Have a feeling a Ferris wheel would do well there…

Anonymous

Better yet, move it to Hialeah

Anonymous

They started construction weeks ago and seem to have completely stopped. Does anyone know what’s going on? I was hoping that would be mentioned in this article.

Anonymous

does anyone care? omg get a life peeps

Anonymous

Maybe the city wants to low-ball it even more.

Anonymous

I hope they move it to Miami Dade county fairgrounds after the super bowl game.

Anonymous

Is not portable.

Anonymous

i’m so excited. i plan to propose to my fiance on this ferris wheel when we reach the top.

Bigbadbillyboy

It’s a bad idea building this toy wheel next to 1000+ tower with rides and things. Imagine asking little Johnny …son u want to go up the huge fancy tower or the shitty little wheel one fifth of the size. This wheel gonna be pulled down . Oh well …roll it over to Hialeah .

Anonymous

plenty of people have a fear of heights…. over 176 feet… 😉 LMAO

Anonymous

I don’t think it’s meant to be permanent, it’s meant to generate revenue from all the super bowl tourists

Anonymous

It’s permanent. The foundation took months.

City Dude

It’s just another Carny-Built Farris Wheel… nothing “iconic” or “icon-ISH”! It’s dwarfed by London’s, Las Vegas’ even the Orlando Eye/Icon is more impressive and muuuuuuuuuch taller. As usual, the Banana Republic of Miami was sold something that it’s not getting!

Anonymous

“Iconic” as used by a Trumpster: it is everything but.

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How did Trump get into this conversation? Just STFU.

Anonymous

He/she said “Trumpster.”

Stop getting all upset because you think someone said something about the “Con-man” in Chief.

Anonymous

Trumpster got UF into top 10 public universities … look at what he actually has done countrywide vs what NYT and WPO spew out

Anonymous

Uh, how long does this take to build? The holidays are just weeks away…

I guess the sign does only specify “holiday” and we don’t know which one…

Anonymous

St Swithin’s Day, July 15th

Anonymous

I guess when the carnival came they set it up in a week.

Anonymous

Es un cachumbanbe gigantesco 🤗

Anonymous

Barfside

Anonymous

cool…

Shawn Kouri

I can’t wait to ride it!! It’s going to look great when taking the boat out.

Anonymous

Another reason to head to Bayside