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Look What’s Coming to National Harbor – Summer 2014 (Video)

This looks interesting to say the least. What say you? The Peterson Cos. is pulling out all the stops to make National Harbor a major destination.

To see a compilation of stories on the ‘Capital Wheel’, visit this link.

Some fun facts on ‘The Capital Wheel’:

  • Size: 175 Feet Tall (diameter of wheel is 165 feet)
  • Visible from the Top of the Observation Wheel: Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol, Alexandria, Prince George’s County
  • Number of Climate-Controlled Gondolas: 42 (including 1 VIP Gondola)
  • Maximum Number of Passengers: 336 (8 per Gondola)
  • Price (estimated): $15 per ride (VIP Gondola will cost more)
  • Hours of Operation (estimated): 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., year-round
  • Ride Speed: 1.5 rotations per minute
  • Lighting: 1.6 million LED lights, fully programmable, with a spectrum of 16.7 million colors

Reminder, if you don’t want to drive to National Harbor or take one of the water taxis, van service is provided to National Harbor from King Street Metro across from our Carlyle/Eisenhower East neighborhood.

Lee Hernly, Editor
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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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