Aug 28, 2007

Coney Island Landmarks To Survive Redevelopment

With the summer season coming to a close this weekend and the future of Coney Island in flux due to the major makeover it will undergo in the coming years, I thought I’d post a photographic round up of landmark protected icons that will survive redevelopment.

The Parachute Jump, referred to by locals as the Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn, was built for the 1939-40 World’s Fair and moved to Coney Island in 1941. It ceased operation as a ride in the late 1960s and received landmark status in 1988.

The Cyclone rollercoaster opened in 1927 and was designated a New York City Landmark in 1988.

Deno’s Wonder Wheel was built in 1920, is 155 feet high and gained landmark status in 1989.

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