MIAMI | Eye on the Bay (Ferris Wheel) | 650 FT


Over the past three years, Valdes, his brother and his two sons have quietly developed a series of plans to design, build and finance a monumental theme-park attraction in South Florida. Valdes, 56, says they have shopped their idea during meetings with numerous politicians and government officials, at first hoping to receive approval to build at PortMiami, then Fort Lauderdale’s Swimming Hall of Fame, then the vacant lot behind the AmericanAirlines Arena.


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