Great City Attractions Rolls Back its Proposal For that Downtown "Observation Wheel"
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|Great City Attractions's Wheel of Dublin|
Further to our recent discussions regarding the Dallas Wheel project, this is to confirm that after considering all information available to us at this time, we have decided to reassess our proposal for placing one of our wheels on Founders Plaza. Having taken the views of certain key organizations and individuals in Dallas into account, in regard to the perceived sensitivities of the Plaza in relation to the JFK memorial and associated tragic events, we have decided to work with the City of Dallas to find a suitable alternative location for one of our giant observation wheels.
Although we believe that the temporary hosting of one of our wheels at Founders Plaza would provide the residents of Dallas (and visitors) a unique opportunity to view the historic location from a different perspective, while learning about the events surrounding the location and providing a much needed boost to the local economy, we have decided to withdraw our application and refocus on alternative sites which may still provide a suitable and viable location. We look forward to working with Mayor Rawlings, the City of Dallas and the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau on finding a new and exciting location for the Wheel.Anyone want to bet on the alternative location?
We would like to thank everyone in Dallas who has provided us with an enormous amount of support for this project, so far and in particular, the many organizations and individuals who have made public statements of support for the project at Founders plaza. The team at DCVB have been outstanding in their efforts and support to help us find a way to bring this exciting and highly attractive, temporary attraction to the City of Dallas.
We will not be making any further comment on the project, until an alternative location has been assessed.