National Harbor plans to host a Ferris wheel rising 175 feet on the banks of the Potomac outside Washington. Here are a few other famous wheels around the world.
1. Las Vegas High RollerOne of the newest — and intended to be the biggest — the wheel will be completed this year. The top of the ride, placed across the street from Caesars Palace, will rise 55 stories over Sin City.Isaac Brekken/AP
National Harbor in Prince George’s County is installing a $15 million Ferris wheel, to be called the Capital Wheel, on a pier on the Potomac River. Real estate magnate Milt Peterson sees the ride as a way to bring more guests — especially families — to his multibillion-dollar project, which includes outlet stores, hotels, restaurants and — soon — a casino.