VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- A St. Louis-based company is seeking approval to erect a giant Ferris wheel at Virginia Beach's Oceanfront.
The proposed SkyWheel Virginia Beach would be 200 feet tall and about 180 feet in diameter. It would have 42 glass-enclosed gondolas and an LED light show on its wheels and spokes.
Koch Development tells media outlets that it plans to invest about $12 million in the project.
If City Council approves the project, the Ferris wheel would open by the summer of 2015.
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