The Seattle Great Wheel is the tallest Ferris Wheel in the Western Hemisphere since its grand opening in 2012. Even billionaire, Christian Grey, can appreciate a Ferris wheel ride between a few spankings.
In the movie, we see the Great Wheel in all its glory in the background the first night Ana spends the night at Escala. She wakes up during the night, walks into Christian’s great room while he sits at the piano playing music. Take another look at that scene.