Could San Antonio Become Home to the World’s Largest Ferris Wheel?

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Roll aside, England’s London Eye and Las Vegas’ High Roller, San Antonio could become the home of the world’s largest Ferris wheel, writes Well, maybe. Reports say the Federal Aviation Administration received an anonymous request from a developer to “…perform an aeronautical study to build the world’s largest Ferris wheel — 900 feet high — on property owned by CPS Energy just south of the Lone Star Brewery in San Antonio.” At that height, it would even tower over the Tower of the Americas, which reaches 750-feet-tall.

But no one in the city seems to know what’s going on with this odd request. A spokesperson with CPS Energy said, “We’re not in talks with anybody. We haven’t been approached about the property,” and the property was pulled off the market earlier this year.

Austin 360 writes that the Williams Tower in the Uptown District of Houston is a great comparison for the height of the proposed wheel. At 901 feet it’s known as the 33rd tallest building in the world. But since there’s so much mystery surrounding this request, the 443-foot-tall London Eye and 550-foot-tall High Roller Ferris wheel in Las Vegas probably won’t have competition anytime soon. But, who knows, everything is bigger in Texas…