U.S. Thrill Rides recently presented concept plans for a “SkySpire,” similar to Seattle’s Space Needle, with gondolas taking riders to an observation area with views of the bayfront.

U.S. Thrill Rides recently presented concept plans for a “SkySpire,” similar to Seattle’s Space Needle, with gondolas taking riders to an observation area with views of the bayfront. Photo by U.S. Thrill Rides LLC

Questions over timing and priorities came to the fore as port commissioners reviewed five proposals to put Ferris wheel or observation tower attractions on the downtown San Diego waterfront...

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