Mayoral candidate Stan Glazer says the city should build a 50-story "observation wheel" on the Riverfront.
Glazer pitched the idea to members of Kansas City's Port Authority this afternoon.
"This will change the entire skyline of Kansas City," he told the members, who seemed less than overwhelmed.
The wheel would resemble the one in London, but it would be bigger -- the biggest such wheel in the world.
Glazer thinks more than two million people a year would pay $15 to ride. Shops, stores, and restaurants would be included.
The cost: $100 million. Who pays? Who knows? RED Development, of Village West and Legoland fame, is helping Stan with the proposal.
"Mr. Glazer's enthusiasm is admirable," said Authority executive director Vincent Gauthier. "However, at this time, the Port Authority is focused on moving forward with Forest City," the company now under exclusive contract to redevelop the land across from Berkley Park.
Posted by Dave Helling