The Coney Island Parachute Jump

Paul Gitto

Whiting, United States

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The Parachute Jump is a defunct amusement ride in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, whose iconic open-frame steel structure remains a Brooklyn landmark. 262 feet tall and weighing 170 tons (150 tonnes), it has been called the “Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn”. It was built for the 1939 New York World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, and moved to its current site, then part of the Steeplechase Park amusement park, in 1941. It is the only portion of Steeplechase Park still standing today. The ride ceased operations in 1968.

Below the tower we see new digital antennas on the roofs of houses below.

Taken from Car with Nikon D70s 70mm Fl, F/13, 1/640 sec.

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