Can You Envision a Ferris Wheel in City Hall Plaza?
Someday soon, you could be suspended hundreds of feet in the air, dangling over concrete-laden City Hall Plaza.
That is, if the proposal for bringing a ferris wheel to the space is approved. On Thursday, Mayor Walsh announced the choice for a partner in renovating City Hall Plaza. Delaware North, the owner of TD Garden, was the number one pick among two other proposed partners.
In a statement, the CEO for Delaware North’s Boston operations, Charlie Jacobs, said the city shares a vision for a “thriving, healthy, and innovative civic space.” Over the next three years, the partnership is supposed to transform City Hall Plaza into a “year-round destination.”
Delaware North has released a few renderings of the proposals—they’re somewhat reminiscent of Ludwig Bemelmans sketches from Madeline books. While a ferris wheel is a possibility, the company has also proposed an ice skating rink (which would turn into a “beach” during the summer), a restaurant, art installations, as well as year-round programming and events.
The proposals, however, are not set in stone. As the city and Delaware North work to create a plan for the plaza, they’ll have to run the ideas by the public and city officials to get them approved.