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First Night ferris wheel creates stir in downtown

Posted December 30, 2011

A 90-foot ferris wheel being constructed at the corner of East Hargett and Fayetteville streets in downtown Raleigh created excitement Friday morning. 

Crews began putting the ride together around 9 a.m. It will take five hours to get the entire ride set up. 

The attraction is part of this year's First Night Raleigh celebration, which is taking on a French theme. Tonight on WRAL News, Ken Smith will be taking one of the first rides on the wheel. 

Check out these images I shot of how they put this ride together:

ferris wheel 


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  • cor7099 Jan 3, 2012

    Nothing wrong with showing the finished product first, then how it was made. I like it the way it is.

  • sunshine1040 Jan 1, 2012

    Its is amazing how it goes from a frame already up to trucks bringing in the parts . I would have thought it would start with the trucks arriving but this is WRAL I guess who ever did the posting started with more then one drink

  • smadams Dec 30, 2011

    Very cool!