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Famed Ferris wheel set for city

By Steve Lackmeyer Published: April 26, 2008

/> Humphreys is wrapping up construction on downtown's Block 42 condominiums and is planning to start construction on the nearby Flatiron mixed-use development this summer. He also is working on a mixed-use development on the former Downtown Airpark along the Oklahoma River. Humphreys said other developments are in the works, and the final location for the Ferris wheel has yet to be decided.

"It looked like a great opportunity, and it's at the right price with a lot of rich history,” Humphreys said.

"It's done a great job making memories for families in California — it's a beloved center of fun and amusement for southern California, and I think it will do the same for families in Oklahoma.”

The Ferris wheel is seen on the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Calif. in May 1996. A 10-day eBay auction began April 15, for the nine-story-tall Ferris wheel. Associated Press

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