Bayfront Park

176 Foot Ferris Wheel Approved For Miami's Bayfront Park

Bayside Ferris Wheel

A 176 foot ferris wheel has been approved by the Miami Planning and Zoning Board to be located Bayfront Park.

The ferris wheel would be near SkyRise Miami and feature LED lights on the outside of the wheel. It would also have 42 enclosed pods for a ride that would take 15 minutes.

A 650 foot ferris wheel that would cost $350 million was also proposed back in December 2014.

The plan is the have the ferris wheel operating before the Super Bowl February 2020.

Construction Begins At SkyRise Miami - Soon To Be Tallest Building In Miami

SkyRise Miami Construction

SkyRise Miami Construction

Construction has started at SkyRise Miami in Bayfront Park that will rise 1,000 feet and surpass Panorama Tower as the tallest building in Miami.

Skyrise Miami is being developed by Berkowitz Development Group and designed by Arquitectonica.

When completed, the tower will have an indoor drop tower style ride at 95 mph, 5 observation decks, a 55-mph base-jumping experience, a zero-gravity tunnel, a transparent slide, a transparent deck at 866 feet and a skywalk at 908 feet.

Construction is expected to be completed in 2023.

This Was Downtown Miami In 1977 - Before & After

The photo on the left is what Downtown Miami looked like in 1977. Brickell Key was just an empty island in the process of development. The site American Airlines Arena is currently on was used as a Port and Bicentennial Park was in its infancy. Fast forward to 2015 and the Frost Museum of Science is under construction and many condos and offices have filled Biscayne Boulevard and the Downtown core. Biscayne Boulevard has also been widened to support the traffic. In both photos the one constant that has remained is the iconic Freedom Tower.

Bonus Photo: Downtown Miami in the 1930's