Posted 5/18/2012 1:34pm
Updated 5/18/2012: 9:05pm – Today, workers began assembling the wheel portion of the new Seattle Ferris Wheel.
It was the first opportunity I got (or anyone got, really) to see the size of the wheel against the backdrop of Downtown Seattle, and I am happy to report that it doesn’t look as out of place as I had feared that it might.
Even though the wheel is quite large at 200′ tall, it is still dwarfed by the nearby skyscrapers, and is thus not in danger of dominating the skyline.
As it stands now, I approve of the aesthetic impact of the new wheel.
I’m sure this comes as a huge relief to the owner of Pier 57 who values, above all else, my opinion.