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February 06, 2007

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winterhawk

Why not? We can ride up the wheel and look out on the city to admire Light Rail System!!!

arewethereyet

A big wheel.. sounds like a good idea. And maybe some gondolas and a huge tank at the riverfront park to attract top notch synchronized swim teams. We'd pay to see some good synchronized swimming. And a special downtown baseball park with wiener dogs playing the game. That would go over big. Keep on thinking Mr. Glazer. Our eyes are glazing over.

John Boy

Well, they laughed at the idea of the Arch before it was built...and look at it now...

John Boy

Like my old grand-pappy used to say..it takes a small nut to make a large tree....

A-Train

Was he stoned when he thought of this idea?

Jiminess

No, but he should probably be stoned now...in the biblical sense.

Morgan

That's true about the Arch. The Eiffel Tower was supposed to be taken down after the World's Fair too! KC could use some sort of skyline landmark. I'm not saying it should be a wheel, but I don't hear any other ideas.

Whoa

"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."

Everything's up to date in Kansas City and just in time for the real estate collapse.

Tiger John

Uh, of course when you ride the wheel in London you overlook London, not a medium-sized American city. Then again, I bet you can see two states from up there!

Tiger John

...and obviously Kansas would reunite to play "Wheel in the Sky" for the dedication - if they are not already booked at some county fair.

DaveKCMO

i sincerely appreciate glazer's motives for trying to be the city's next willy wonka, but i'm afraid we have more pressing matters to consider. maybe parkville, riverside, or north kansas city would be interested in a privately-funded ferris wheel on the riverfront...

timmy

I love it! Rode a big wheel in amsterdam once--it was great and definitely worth $15

RoscoeP.Heiphenpfeiffer

Kansas Citians(both sides of State Line) Wake UP!!!!!!!!!!!
Every other major US city located on a river, lake or ocean has capitalized on this geographic relationship. From its' obvious contribution to its' origin and its continuing relevance to one of an area's natural places of beauty, recreation and of course, economic development opportunities.
What do we do now? Take a Gondola ride down Brush Creek!!!!
Hop about in a multitude of "water spouts" coming out of the steel & cement!
We have had so much of our tax dollars wasted, absconded or used for other than their budgeted purposes that we may have misplaced our open-mindedness to innovative ways of making KC a regional/national city w/ appeal to those we hope to attract here. People who have seen cities that have successfully preserved and developed their waterfront legacy.
Note: This project is not a give-away to developers as so many others have been lately. Do your research Kansas City.

Contempt before investigation is ignorance.

Steven

DO IT!

that would be AWESOME!

I think it would help put KC more on the map, in terms of Icons. The hair curlers at Kemper just arent doing the trick, if you catch my drift.

Brad

I rode the the London Eye and it is pretty neat, but of course you see dozens of landmarks in London. In KC, we would see nothing but the rail yards and old factories north of the river, butt ugly KCK, a dried up river, and of course beautiful downtown KC. But what the heck.

Keith

Come on! Have you ever been to Skies on the top of the Hyatt? During the day it has to be the ugliest view of all time - and I've lived here all my life. From 50 stories up, you can just see more of it - big deal. At least in London there's a view. In Paris there's a view. In St. Louis there's 'kinda' a view.

I'm all for brain storming an ideas to get the river front going, but this idea has to be the worst.

Keith

Come on! Have you ever been to Skies on the top of the Hyatt? During the day it has to be the ugliest view of all time - and I've lived here all my life. From 50 stories up, you can just see more of it - big deal. At least in London there's a view. In Paris there's a view. In St. Louis there's 'kinda' a view.

I'm all for brain storming an ideas to get the river front going, but this idea has to be the worst.

R.M.

London also constructed the millenium dome which was most recently used as a homeless shelter.

Rob

I would like to pee from the top of that!

Kaycee

Not the best idea, but don't burn the guy at the stake for being creative. KC has a great opportunity to develop the river area. Check any city USA and you can see examples of how this works.

A nonny mouse

"i sincerely appreciate glazer's motives for trying to be the city's next willy wonka, but i'm afraid we have more pressing matters to consider..."

They can't hear you, Dave. They're drunk on the koolaid.

www.housingbubbleblog.com

cmarshalldavis

stan, sit down and shut up.

cmarshalldavis

stan, sit down and shut up.

Mod Dem

So.....he was against the Sprint Center, but he's for this waste of money????? Oooooookay.

The Riverfront should be developed, but the Port Authority plans for retail, office and residential units integrated with a park look much better than a big ol Ferris Wheel.

cclark

First of all whoever posted the comment about the group Kansas reuniting is an idiot...that song was written and performed by Journey and yes we would love to have all the original members back to sing in K.C.!!!

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