World’s Tallest Observation Wheel Proposed for San Francisco

A record breaking observation wheel – with a purpose – has been proposed for the city of San Francisco. At 700 feet in diameter and 728 feet in total height, the Golden Gate Flyer would be taller than the 550 foot High Roller (currently the world’s tallest Ferris wheel) and the 689 foot Ain Dubai currently under construction.

A flight in one of the forty passenger, 36 luxurious state-of-the-art and climate controlled cabins will offer a spectacular view of the San Francisco skyline and both the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges. VIP cabins will allow for private functions including sit down dinners for up to eight or elegant cocktail events for up to fifteen. A restroom, galley and wet-bar will be fully integrated into the capsule design. Sign me up!

The entire site will be built upon a ‘base isolated’ foundation system providing state of the art resilience in the event of a major seismic event.

But this is no ordinary observation wheel. Founder Gordon Crespo says the Golden Gate Foundation’s mission statement is to: To raise money to help support the construction of affordable, below market rate, and low income housing in the San Francisco Bay Area.” A portion of each ticket sold would go toward funding for the development of affordable housing, towards research into how to deliver such housing more efficiently, and to help change tax laws in a way that will encourage the development of more affordable housing.

The site would also include:

  • A 500 seat IMAX theater.
  • Bayflight – a 4D flying theater experience.
  • A walk through floating butterfly exhibit.
  • Promenade and Public Park featuring walkways, amphitheater, fountains & sculpture garden.
  • The Dr.Frederic Terman and Robert Noyce Exposition Hall for showcasing future technology.

Learn more about the Golden Gate Flyer project here.

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