Wheeler District Ferris wheel set to open, marks beginning of development

Saturday, July 2, 2016

by Steve Lackmeyer

The former Santa Monica Pier Ferris wheel, featured in 28 movies, is once again set to be the star performer with a debut Monday for the July Fourth holiday along the Oklahoma River.

Soaring more than 100 feet over the Oklahoma River, the nine-story-tall, 30-foot-wide attraction kicks off the start of development at Wheeler, a mixed-used project led by Blair Humphreys that will include an array of housing styles, retail and offices. The ride was acquired for $132,400 when it was auctioned in 2008.

The Ferris wheel and plaza, which will often feature food trucks and various festivities, is set to be followed up by the first phase of developing housing at Wheeler.

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