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Great Wheel now icon along Seattle Waterfront
By CARY ORDWAY
It's just been there three years, but it's safe to say that the Seattle Great Wheel has joined the ranks of the Space Needle, Pike Place Market and other longtime attractions as an icon for the Emerald City.

What, you haven't heard of the Seattle Great Wheel? Picture a Ferris wheel that seems humongous by carnival standards and that has gondolas instead of bench seats. Now put that Ferris wheel out on a pier in Elliott Bay where it extends a good 40 feet beyond the pier and reaches high enough to guarantee picture-postcard views of the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainier and the Seattle skyline.

Opened in June, 2012, the Seattle Great Wheel has proven popular with tourists and locals alike. Seattle businessman Hal Griffith had wanted a Ferris wheel in Seattle for more than 30 years before he finally got permission to build the wheel on his own pier.

It's the largest observation wheel on the west coast and stands 175 feet in the air. There are 42 fully-enclosed gondolas, each seating up to eight adults. Because all the gondolas are enclosed, the wheel operates in all kinds of weather except winds that exceed 55 miles per hour.
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