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Wheel of Manchester

Published on January 27th 2006.

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The Wheel of Manchester has proved to be a great success since it appeared in Exchange Square in October, and now it looks as though it could become a permanent fixture in the city’s skyline. You have been letting us know your opinions on whether the wheel should stick around.

See the feedback so far below.....

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The Wheel is wonderful - but I do agree - may be better placed in Piccadilly - there is a lot going on in Exchange Square and Piccadilly could do with brightening up.

Elaine M Brignall

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I think the wheel should stay right where it is. I've been on it in December at night and during the day, and look forward to doing the same as summer approaches and the distant view becomes green rather than white. They should let us take our own booze on board though, rather than the rip off champagne package!

Helen Beck

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It's lovely. Good clean fun for old and young. I think it should stay.

Helen Taylor

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Keep the wheel, it looks top!!

Christina Hughes

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Yep it should stay or maybe even move it to Piccadilly!

Anthony Browne

I really hope this doesn't become permanent. It's too big for the space, too noisy and looks ridiculous where it is. Also, there really isn't much of a view worth seing from the top - unless the Arndale roof fills you with thrills. If we're going to keep the thing (and guess whose council tax will rise to pay for it?) then it really needs to go somewhere else. Centnery Square in Birmingham is much larger than Exchange Square: we need to find a space that isn't swamped by the wheel.

Rob Cotterill

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I have nothing against Big wheels BUT its location is terrible! It takes away from the look of what was a lovely modern square. It would be much better to have a view of the Triangle when you walk behind M&S/Selfridges especially now that the building work has all been finished in the area.

Sarah Daly

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I took a ride on the wheel in early 2005 and it was great! I planned to do the same this year. However, I think that if it stayed in Manchester on a long term basis, the novelty factor would disappear, which would be a shame. I think it takes up too much space for a long term attraction also. Keep it as a short term and almost festive 'something to look forward to' is what I say!!

Eleanor Crawford

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I think it will be a wrong to keep this past April, remember the 2002 world Cup when city centre workers poured out of the shops and offices to watch England. Not to mention all the other great events such as Last night of the Proms, Wimbledon, and simply eating a spot of lunch while watching Neighbours. I think that Exchange square should be kept for the people, and big business kept out. The wheel is great as a Christmas treat but how many times can the locals go on it!

Iain Blair

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Yeah go for it !It is an enhancement and improvement to our already hip and modern sky line!

Eyck Zimmer

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