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Pisa Ferris Wheel to Lean on Tower's Pull on Tourists

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Tuesday, 28 Feb 2017 07:58 AM

A towering Ferris wheel will join the Leaning Tower of Pisa this summer in a test of mixing amusement park-like tourist attractions with ancient architecture.

The Tuscan city's culture commissioner, Andrea Ferrante, told state TV on Sunday that the big wheel will be roughly the height of Pisa's famed Leaning Tower, or more than 165-feet-high, reported The Associated Press.

Plans call for it to be installed where a parking lot now stands for three months this summer to test its popularity.

From the top of the wheel, riders will be able to see both the tower and the nearby Mediterranean Sea.

But the culture advocacy group Italia Nostra says the amusement park-type attraction will clash with the city's Medieval architecture, including structures such as the Leaning Tower and the Pisa Cathedral.

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