Sky Wheel To Provide Spectacular Views of KC Skyline This Fall
Work is getting underway on building a giant Ferris Wheel that will be part of the Penway Point project in Kansas City. The best part, multiple media outlets including Fox 4 are reporting the giant wheel will be finished by the fall.
Tucked between Interstate 35 and Penway bridges, Penway Point is being designed to be a family-friendly entertainment district where Kansas City's West Side and the Crossroads neighborhood meet in the southwest corner of downtown. The project includes mini golf, The Lumi Neon Museum, along with a variety of dining, drinking, and entertainment concepts from DaVinci KC including Barrell Hall, TaleGate, and Beef and Bottle. It also will include the KC Wheel rising 150 feet in the air.
The KC Wheel website says, "The giant observation wheel under construction at Pennway Point will carry guests 150 feet in the air as they relax in completely enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas. Rain or shine, 365 days a year, with floor-to-ceiling windows, the views will be incomparable. "
Located next to the giant sky wheel will be a 16-hole mini-golf course, and an outdoor bar providing hand-held food along with beer, wine, and soda.
Fox 4 reports that wheel parts have been delivered to the site and that foundation work to support the KC Wheel has already taken place. Fox 4 says that ICON Experiences, a firm that provides development and management services for entertainment projects will put the wheel together itself.
Eli Stovall, CEO and managing partner with ICON Experiences told the television station, “You’d have to be living under a rock not to see everything that is just exploding in Kansas City.” However, when the television station asked for specifics as to why ICON chose Kansas City for the giant wheel the CEO responded, "Why not?"