Like The London Eye, the Star of Nanching or the Daikanransha in Odaiba, Japan, The Calgary Wheel would be striking against our current skyline, making us instantly recognizable to the world as one of the few cities to offer such an attraction.
Part of what makes up Calgary's culture, is the physical beauty of our city. We have a magnificent skyline, why not show it off and make it accessible for everyone to enjoy?
Placed just beyond the downtown area, the wheel would provide a birds-eye view of the nearby Rocky mountains, the Bow river, the Pengrowth Saddledome and Stampede grounds, the rolling foothills and sparkling downtown. Running all year, viewers could watch the seasons change from fresh greens to muted reds and golds to a dazzling frost-covered wonderland.