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Posted: May 20, 2013 8:13 a.m.

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Atlanta council considers 20-story Ferris wheel

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta City Council is expected to consider a request to construct a Ferris wheel once used in Paris that would soar 20 stories over downtown Atlanta.

The council is set to vote on the request Monday.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports ( that Skyview Atlanta would be the latest tourist attraction near Centennial Olympic Park, joining the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, CNN Center and other attractions.

Two St. Louis businessmen are behind the idea of bringing the Ferris wheel to Atlanta. Skyview Atlanta spokesman Jason Evans says the partners, Todd Schneider and Al Mers, plan to set it up next to The Tabernacle, a century-old former church building now used as a concert hall.

Evans said if the council approves it, the wheel could be ready for rides this summer.

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