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Wednesday, September 4, 2019
FERRIS WHEEL SERIES / WHEY AYE THE FUSS?
sometime now, the provincial press in the UK has been covering the ups and
downs of the City of Newcastle’s attempt to build the largest Ferris Wheel in
Europe.Called the Whey Aye, the
structure will stand 140 meters tall or about a scream short of 460 feet.
far the public knows this: Newcastle-on-Tyne (far, far to the North of London)
city planners have approved the Whey Aye to be built and when completed will be
taller than London’s “Eye” Ferris wheel.
fixed date for completion of the Ferris wheel along the Quayside of the River
Tyne.A few details have to be worked
out between the builder—World Wheel Company and Newcastle’s leadership.
A chart here shows the scale of the project compared with other tall sites in
Newcastle.Quite a difference, no?
if promises are kept the development claims it will employ 800 persons to
accommodate the estimated 700,00 visitors a year.
city official, Gerry Keating, was quoted on the BBC pointing out “the benefits
significantly outweighed any potential negative impact.”
there might be some impact, the developer has promised 200,000 pounds per year
to help mitigate any downsides.
far, bird lovers have voiced opposition saying the project on the Quay would
upset the nesting of kittiwakes.Other
nearby village planners call the proposed tallest Ferris wheel in Europe an eye
us the money,” kittiwakes reportedly have said, but that’s only a rumor
attributed to fake news sources.
course, the 800-pound large creature in the room is simply why is the project
called Whey Aye?
is at a loss to explain why, eh?Perhaps, the Kurds are funding the project?We digress and apologize for bringing all of
this up in the first place.