Giant ferris wheel could land on S.C. coast (updated: SkyWheel to be built in Myrtle Beach)

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Update July 28:

The SkyWheel is coming to the coast.

Myrtle Beach city council gave the final approval yesterday to ordinances allowing the 187-foot ferris wheel to be built. Construction is estimated to be complete be May of 2011.

First reporting:

Although it isn't coming to Charleston, the South Carolina coast may be gaining one of the biggest attractions this side of the Mississippi.

St. Louis-based Pacific Development wants to build a 175-foot-tall SkyWheel Ferris wheel, just likeĀ the one on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, on Myrtle Beach's oceanfront just north of Plyler Park.

Hop on over to The Sun News for more on the plans that are on the fast-track and up for review this week.

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