America by Air: Tiny View of the Great Wheel

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

But a wide-open scene of the Seattle skyline:

Martín Lorenzo

Details from the reader:

Flying into SeaTac on July 19, 2015. (The photo is unfiltered.) You can see the Seattle waterfront, which is dead center, where the Great Wheel is.

On-the-ground views here. It’s the tallest Ferris wheel on the West Coast, at 175 feet (53.3 m). The tallest in the U.S., and the world, is the High Roller, towering over Las Vegas at 550 foot (167.6 m). Full list here.