As of rush hour yesterday, a reader tells Swamplot, the Downtown Aquarium’s Ferris wheel at 410 Bagby St. was missing something — namely, the whole wheel bit. Workers were observed dismantling the spokes earlier in the day at the freeway-side restaurant-tainment complex. According to the restaurant’s website, the wheel is out for winter maintenance and won’t be spinning again until March 1st.
From Memorial Dr. headed west under I-45, here’s an evening snapshot of the newly unemployed support posts:
Landry’s is currently tinkering with plans to expand the Aquarium across Preston St. to a City-owned half-acre lot that the corporation leases; the venue is angling for permission to periodically close down the street between the two blocks. The watch-and-eat fish venue currently sits on City-owned land as well, in the 1968 home of Fire Station No. 1 and a former Central Waterworks building.