Miami Is Building a Vertical Amusement Park – CityLab

Miami Is Building a Vertical Amusement Park – CityLab

If the world opened up to us like the opening credits for Game of Thrones, virtually every city on the map would have a giant Ferris wheel. Like the Titan of Braavos or the Great Pyramid of Meereen, observation wheels now loom over most of the major kingdoms on our map, from London to Melbourne to Singapore. Our title sequence might be more Wheels of Fortune than Game of Thrones.

Miami, the Dorne of the United States, means to shake up the map. A Florida developer has just released designs for SkyRise Miami, a viewing tower and vertical entertainment park, on the end of a downtown Miami pier at the mouth of Biscayne Bay. Rising 1,000 feet high, the SkyRise Miami tower would be nearly as tall as the Eiffel Tower—with a whole lot more space for clubbing at the top.

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