Skywheel Certain Similarities Between Dueling Wheels Along River By Bill Rinehart • Aug 16, 2019 Provided / City of Newport Newport's planned SkyWheel will break ground next month. The 20-story, 30-gondola Ferris wheel was built in the Netherlands and is awaiting shipment, according to a release from the Newport city manager's office. Levee's Bookstore To Close As Skywheel Rounds Closer By Jennifer Merritt • Jul 22, 2019 Provided Updated: 3:20 p.m. The City of Newport says the U.S. Army of Engineers has approved the permit to construct the Skywheel on the city's riverfront. Skywheel, Red Bike Stations Move Forward In Newport By Michael Monks • Apr 23, 2019 Courtesy of SkyStar The City of Newport approved a ground lease with Skywheel, the large observation wheel slated for the riverfront.