3:21 pm November 9, 2010, by Henry Unger
Downtown could certainly use another attraction.
What do you think of the Ferris wheel notion being floated by the developers of the London Eye?
Bernie Marcus, who funded the Georgia Aquarium, hosted a meeting Tuesday with civic and business leaders to discuss the idea, AJC staffers Rachel Tobin and Leon Stafford are reporting.
About $200 million is needed, along with a 2-acre site downtown. Marcus said he’d love to have a big observation wheel downtown — but made it clear he won’t be putting up any money for the Atlanta version of an Eye, according to a person who attended the private meeting, the reporters write.
Cities like London and Chicago have used Ferris wheels to attract entertainment and tourist dollars.
Do you think it would work here? Why or why not?
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