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Ride the new Santa Monica Ferris wheel

May 28, 2008 8:21:21 AM PDT
One of the Southland's oldest landmarks, the Santa Monica Pier, showed off a brand new attraction Wednesday night. Click in the Eyewitness News Story Window above to watch the accompanying video to this story.

Like its predecessor, the new Ferris wheel is solar-powered, but its 160,000 lights are 75 percent more energy efficient.

The previous wheel was auctioned on Ebay for $132,000, with half the proceeds going to the Special Olympics.


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