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#1 johnfwd


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Posted 03 August 2016 - 05:34 AM

One of our local TV news broadcasts included a piece about cities competing for the largest Ferris Wheel.  New York's will be the largest, once completed (see NY Times article below).  I wonder if such a Ferris Wheel would be a good attraction for the Panther Island entertainment district?  Note that these new "wheels" are not of the kiddie variety like we see at the Stock Show midway or even at Six Flags.  They are more like architecturally artistic signature statements of cultural value but amusement function.




Also, here's a thought about a Fort Worth downtown "signature" statement with a functional transit value.  Why not construct two huge crisscrossing arch-shaped loops that have people-moving pods from one end of downtown to the other?  One loop would span northwest to southeast and intersect in the middle with the other loop that would span northeast to southwest. The height of these arches would surpass our tallest building and they would be LED-lighted for both artistic and aviation safety purposes.  

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 11:37 AM

Bring the Dallas Fair Park Texas Star Ferris Wheel to the Fort Worth Stockyards; after all, its owned by a group from Fort Worth.  If not, build one for us.



I'm also fully backing the idea of a Ferris Wheel. The little one's set up for Mayfair and the Stock Show are a bit of a tease.


 "I wonder if such a Ferris Wheel would be a good attraction for the Panther Island entertainment district?" - johnfwd


 You can count at least two of us who are thinking, and have thought in the past, the same. :)

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 09:03 PM

Or how about an Eiffel Tower.  We could call it Eiffel West built in the middle of Panther Island.

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 09:38 PM

The best Eiffel tower between Paris (Tx) and Las Vegas!

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 11:42 PM

No, put the Ferris wheel on top of the T & P Warehouse instead of the opera house... heck, put it on top of the opera house on top of the T & P Warehouse!

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