Newport Ferris wheel won’t happen. Cincinnati’s SkyStar doesn’t look much better.

An artist's rendering of the planned Newport SkyWheel at Newport on the Levee

The regional market for large, permanent Ferris wheels may have dried up over the past year. 

There are no plans right now to build the two giant spinning observation wheels planned a year ago on the Ohio River, one in Cincinnati, another in Newport. 

Newport City Manager Tom Fromme recently told The Enquirer that the Newport SkyWheel slated for Newport on The Levee won't happen anytime soon. He said the "economy ruined" the plans for the 230-foot wheel that St. Louis-based Koch Development would have built between the Levee and Newport Aquarium atop the floodwall. 

The permit the Army Corps of Engineers gave the city for the structure in 2019 will expire on July 18, Fromme said.

The possibility of another observation wheel returning across the river to The Banks doesn't look much better. 

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