The promoters of ‘L’Ull de València’, the giant ferris wheel projected in the capital, give up installing it in the city due to the “lack of commitment” and “indetermination” shown by the authorities. Specifically, they regret the “blockade” by the City Council that governs Mayor Joan Ribó (Compromís).
This has been stated to Europa Press by the CEO of Circular View, Ana María Villamediana, who said that “after five years trying to get the support of the administrations, it is impossible for us to continue with the project in the two locations that had been considered “, La Marina and the Oceanogràfic environment.
From the company they insist that “it is not a question of the land or of re-qualifying because we could find very good tertiaries but what is missing is that the mayor tells us after so long if yes or no”.
This spokeswoman has indicated that it is a decision taken together with the international investor, Machiel Smits, before the attitude of both the Generalitat and the City of Valencia, which, in the case of the latter, has said, “It has always been rather of blocking “.
“We leave with great sorrow because those who lose are the Valencians,” said Villamediana, who noted that there is already interest from other cities to house the facility.
120 meters high
‘L’Ull de València’ had been conceived as a ferris wheel with a height of
and about 125 million budget to become “the future Mirador del Mediterráneo”.
The merchant promoter estimated that it could generate about 35 million annual operating profit and “was willing to donate it to the city after 25 years,” Villamediana recalled, to insist that “those who lose are citizens.”
In addition, they believe that the decision to leave the Valencian capital is irrevocable, although they stress that they regret leaving this location in which “they had worked for years,” they influence. .