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Education First offers free ferris wheel rides in Cambridge

In celebration of a new building near North Point Park, the Education First in Cambridge has erected a temporary ferris wheel to give people a free view of Boston from 120-feet in the air.

Photo courtesy Education First. Photo courtesy Education First.

In celebration of a new building near North Point Park, Education First in Cambridge has erected a temporary ferris wheel to give people a free view of Boston from 120-feet in the air.

"We thought, 'Why don't we figure out a way we can share this amazing view from our new building with the community?' an EF spokesman told Metro. "People will be able to see not only the view, but also the rebirth of North Point, which has changed so much over the last 15 years."

The company is one of the largest English language educators in the world; it broke ground on its new North Point building about a year ago.

The two-day event, which runs from 10 a.m to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, will also feature food trucks and music.

The ferris wheel is the second largest portable ferris wheel in the country, and is able to hold six people in each car. Nearly 1,000 people have RSVPed to the company's public invitation on Facebook.

"The response has been robust," a spokesman said. "I think people who take us up on our offer of a free ride will really see a new perspective of the city."

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