Not only is being a student in the city something that every Georgia State University student has to embrace, it is also something to be proud of.Georgia State is constantly growing! We purchased the 55 Park Place building downtown at the beginning of the month. The purchase added more value to our university. Speaking of value, we recently set a fundraising record that you can read all about here!
Excitingly enough, Georgia State is not the only thing growing downtown. If you happen to walk past Centennial Olympic Park, you will notice a 200-foot-high ferris wheel that towers as tall a skyscraper!
This new attraction is located in the 100 block of Luckie Street. This past Tuesday Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed and members of the city council took the first official ride on the ferris wheel, called SkyView Atlanta.
As a student in the city, all I had to do was walk a couple of blocks to where all the action was taking place. The tickets were reasonably priced and the wait in line was only 10 minutes long! The 15-minute ride was worth every penny. The booths are all air conditioned — or heated, depending on the temperature — and the ferris wheel has a built in weather-tracking system of its own.
Learning how to invest in memories makes college that much more fun — especially when classes are out for the summer! Here are a few pictures that I took of and on Atlanta’s new attraction. Will you be visiting the new ferris wheel? If you have already, what was your experience like? Feel free to share your story!