Prague 5 is considering the idea of building the Ferris wheel on Hořejší nábřeží promenade.
According to the project, the Prague Wheel’s height is 60 meters (likewise it is in Paris or Vienna), and it starts working from January 2017. It would be operated by a private company.
The description of the project states that its purpose is to increase the attractiveness of Smichov’s promenade for tourists and citizens. “The realization of the project will represent a unique location in the context of Central Europe. Its significance will significantly overshadow today’s tourist destinations such as the Prague Zoo, Prague Castle or the Petřín Tower with an annual attendance of just over a million people,” – the document of project says.
The location is currently occupied by a children’s playground. However, whether the project will be implemented or not is currently unknown. Even if the members of the Сity Council of Prague 5 have approved its construction, the agreement on the protection of architectural monuments is required.