Many great cities of the world have man madeicons that were initially built either to betemporary structures or that were met withskepticism.Today those cities are immediately recognized bythose icons and they enjoy the benefits from themillions of visitors and the millions of dollars thosevisitors represent.
6.75 M visitors in 2009. 220M since its construction. Height 1063 Ft.Built by public funds in 1889 for an Exposition as a temporary structure. For many years it was considered an eyesore by Parisians.
3.5M visitors per year. Height 435 Ft. Built by public funds. When itwas initially proposed there was a public outcry. The general public simply did not want a giant Ferris Wheel in the middle of historic downtown London.
4M visitors per year. Height 630 Ft. Built by public funds. The projectstarted in the 40’s with an architectural contest. It was not built until the 60’s because the public thought it was folly.
Skepticism at its’ best (worst)16. 64M visitors in 2009. Height 189 Ft. Built by private funds with public incentives. In the early 1960s, back when the St. Joe Co. was still in the business of growing Florida pines, not developing Florida real estate, legend has it that a Hollywood movie mogul by the name of Walt Disney paid a visit to the timber companys then-CEO, Ed Ball. Disney, you see, was in the market for some Florida land--something about an amusement park--and land was what St. Joe had in spades. St. Joe owned then (and still owns today) about a million acres in the Florida Panhandle. All Disney needed was 30,000. Ball made Disney wait in his foyer for hours. At the end of the day Balls secretary emerged from his office with a handwritten note for the movie man. The message: "We dont deal with carnival people."
The Falls at Vineyard Mountain & Mount Pegasus – Emerson, Ga. 2.5-3M visitors the 1st year. Height 190 Ft. To be built by private funds with public incentives. Atlanta Business Chronicle 8/31/07 The proposal has attracted the attentionof state economic development officials. "This is the kind of project that weve been hoping for," said Charlie Gatlin, state deputy commissioner for tourism and marketing, who attended the Aug. 28 meeting. Tourism officials havestruggled with the perception that Georgia is a "pass-through state," for folks connecting to flights at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport or driving through to get to Florida. "We want points of destination," he said.
In 2011 $ 200M will be needed to build the “Atlanta Eye”. A substantial portion of this could be funded by “The Georgia Tourism Development Act”• Atlanta Skyline May See Change• Giant Sightseeing Ferris Wheel May Come To Atlanta• by Ray Arzate, CBS Atlanta Reporter• POSTED: 8:56 pm EST November 10, 2010• UPDATED: 8:26 am EST November 11, 2010• ATLANTA -- There may be a huge change coming soon to the Atlanta skyline.• The same developers behind the London Eye, the huge Ferris wheel that seems to be a focal point of the London skyline, want to build a replica in downtown Atlanta.• The developers met with about 30 Atlanta business representatives Tuesday.• They will have to raise about $200 million for the project. The development group said the wheel would be about 45 stories high and bring in about 2.7 million visitors a year.
What conclusion can we draw?> An imposing edifice, done properly, can stand thetest of time> FORM follows FUNCTION> We have FORM and we have FUNCTION> When private enterprise is assisted by governmentincentives, as in The Georgia Tourism DevelopmentAct, the synergy can create a national icon that canbenefit the local economy in many ways for a longtime.
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