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?"

Fox 4 reports the wheel should be complete and open this fall, while is less specific about when the wheel will open and just says it's coming soon.

You can keep up with what's going on with the KC Wheel by signing up for updates on their website. They're also hiring for the KC Wheel team, and you can apply there too.

Virtually Explore This Abandoned Grain Elevator Off Of I-29 In KC

If you ever drive I-29 heading north out of downtown Kansas City you've probably seen the huge grain elevator by the railroad tracks. Now step inside and take a virtual tour of the abandoned elevator.

WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.

Take A Look At This Scary Abandoned Kansas City Warehouse

WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.

The Weld Wheel Building, or the Ridenour-Baker Grocery Company Building, is the second building on the site, in the West Bottoms neighborhood of Kansas City. For many years it was the home of the Ridenour-Baker Grocery Company. It was the first wholesale grocery building west of the Mississippi River located on the railroad. Later, it was the home of Weld Wheels, which called the building home from 1978 until 2003. The warehouse is currently slated for demolition and New York-based developer SomeraRoad, which is redeveloping 20 acres in the area, plans to build a five-story apartment building on the site.

Urban Explorer Lee Paco Industries explored the building twice to get to the roof. You can check out his Youtube videos here and here. If you like his work, he has some postcards and books for sale on his Etsy Channel.

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