Manny Barron

Published: November 10, 2011 at 12:38 AM

Texas is awesome, I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. This new observation-tower ride sounds great.
173.189.8.84

Published: November 10, 2011 at 1:10 AM

So...... is this like a skytower ride? One of those rides that goes round and round a pole until it gets to the top? 500 feet is pretty high!
Barbara Sims

Published: November 10, 2011 at 7:30 AM

I also live in the great state of Texas and it's going to be a cool addition to our State Fair. On a side note, I wish Six Flags would spend their money on bringing the park back to what it used to be when I frequented it in the 70's and 80's. I haven't been there in years because I'd much rather save my money and visit WDW or Disneyland. I'm making my 4th trip this year in December and can't wait!!!!
Anon Mouse

Published: November 10, 2011 at 8:20 AM

Las Vegas will be opening one soon.

"550-foot-tall Ferris wheel"

It will be taller.

Michael Masewich

Published: November 10, 2011 at 10:20 AM

If you are calling this observation tower a ride. Then you have to include the Gateway Arch in St.Louis, as it has a cable tram to take you to the top. And at 630 feet, this would be the World's tallest ride.
Mike Gallagher

Published: November 10, 2011 at 11:16 AM

To be technical, the HIGHEST (as opposed to TALLEST) ides in the world would be the ones on the Stratosphere Tower in Vegas. But they don't count........right? :)
Skipper Adam

Published: November 10, 2011 at 11:50 AM

True that the Saint Louis Arch is a modified elevator, but it's just that. This new tower will spin on the way and down. True that that too is somewhat of a modified elevator, but the difference is that in the Arch, the highlight is the views from the top, not the elevator ride, which is dark and feels like an elevator. The spinning motion and the movement up and down is what makes it a ride for the Texas tower.
Skipper Adam

Published: November 10, 2011 at 11:55 AM

True that the Saint Louis Arch is a modified elevator, but it's just that. This new tower will spin on the way and down. True that that too is somewhat of a modified elevator, but the difference is that in the Arch, the highlight is the views from the top, not the elevator ride, which is dark and feels like an elevator. The spinning motion and the movement up and down is what makes it a ride for the Texas tower.
Brandon Mendoza

Published: November 10, 2011 at 12:25 PM

I don't care for tallest or biggest or fastest, but this fits the mantra of Texas!
Mike Gallagher

Published: November 12, 2011 at 8:35 AM

Apparently, the Russians are thinking BIGGER!!!

http://en.ria.ru/russia/20111109/168535299.html

$300 million?