Top o’ Texas Tower Ride
GFF worked with the State Fair of Texas to site and oversee construction for the Top o’ Texas Tower Ride. The tower height is 500 feet. The GFF landscape section worked with the team to create a sense of place on the ground plain around and leading up to the tower ride that was complementary to the scale and grandeur of the ride itself. Specialty paving and drought tolerant plants were selected for the project.
Special attention was paid to the flow of pedestrians around and leading up to the ride. A shade structure was designed for visitors cued up to board the cabin. One hundred passengers can ride at a time with 13 rides taking off each hour.