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'Skyscraper' ride could take MB Boardwalk to new heights

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - As construction continues to move forward on a multi-million dollar boardwalk project in Myrtle Beach, a new thrill ride could soon be taking the project to new heights.

Bill Prescott, owner of the "Slingshot" along Ocean Boulevard, hopes his new amusement ride will get approval from city leaders.

Situated on the corner of 3rd Avenue South and Ocean Boulevard, the ride is proposed to be as tall as a skyscraper and features ferris wheel-style seats at the end of a 160 foot rotating arm. The ride will have thrill seekers spinning around at 70 mph.

Prescott says he has applied for zoning changes to build "The Skyscraper" and received first approval at the beginning of December.

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