The SkyStar wheel, a giant ferris wheel currently installed at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park, has fast become an iconic part of the park.
Visitors and residents alike enjoy riding the giant wheel, and getting a stunning view of San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean beyond it.
Now, the SkyStar wheel is likely on the move. That’s right, Golden Gate Park is losing its iconic Ferris wheel.
But don’t mourn for the giant contraption just yet. The SkyStar wheel is reportedly going to stay in San Francisco, California. It’s not moving to SoCal or–shudder–NYC!
The Wheel is On the Move
So where will the wheel end up?
According to reporting from JR Stone, the SkyStar wheel is likely on the move to Fisherman’s Wharf. Although it hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, the giant wheel is likely to end up in the parking lot of Boudin Bakery, a staple of the Fisherman’s Wharf area.
That’s a big loss for Golden Gate Park, but it will put San Francisco in the same leagues as London and other cities with giant waterfront Ferris wheels.
Missing the aerial view of Golden Gate Park already? You can get a similarly splendid view from the observation tower of the DeYoung Museum and a slightly less fear-of-heights-provoking view from the green roof atop the California Academy of Sciences.