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ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Developers are hoping to give St. Louis Union Station a revival with construction of a new entertainment area, one that will include a roller coaster and a 200-foot Ferris wheel.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the $60 million project involves remodeling the largely vacant retail area as entertainment attractions. The roller coaster will pass over a small lake, and the Ferris wheel will rise tall enough to offer a panoramic view of downtown. It will be enclosed gondolas that are both heated and air-conditioned.

Other attractions will include a carousel and what is described as a “water mist light show.”

Construction is expected to start next month and be completed in 2016.