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Atlanta City Council approves plan for Ferris wheel attraction

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The Atlanta City Council unanimously approved a request to build a Ferris wheel that will soar high over the city.   

The city's newest tourist attraction, which will be called SkyVew Atlanta, is slated to be constructed near Centennial Olympic Park.

The two St. Louis businessmen behind the concept plan to set it up next to The Tabernacle, which is a former church building that's now used as a concert venue.  The Ferris wheel could be ready for rides this summer.

The glass-enclosed ride will rise about 200 feet in the air and feature seating for up to six people. It will operate year-round, according to the ride's developers.

"You can expect a really great view of Atlanta, of all the exciting things that are down there. It's a little bit of a thrill being up that high in a fully glass-enclosed, climate conditioned gondola," said Jason Evans of SkyView Atlanta.

Developers had said previously that the ride would cost $13.50 for adults and $8.50 for children. The ride would go around four times and last about 15 minutes, according to developers.  On Monday, Evans said that there could be a slight adjustment in that ticket price.

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