Skywheel

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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.

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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.

Courtesy of SkyStar

The City of Newport approved a ground lease with Skywheel, the large observation wheel slated for the riverfront.