April 6th, 2006|
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Coney Island Parachute jump
I had no idea what this big metallic structure was when I saw it last weekend. Fortunately we have wikipedia. Here it goes:
'Parachute Jump, originally the Life Savers Parachute Jump at the 1939 New York World's Fair, which was the first ride of its kind. Patrons were hoisted some 190 feet in the air before being allowed to drop using guy-wired parachutes. This landmark ride, closed for years, was completely dismantled, cleaned, painted and restored, but there are varying opinions on whether it should reopen as a ride, or stand as a symbolic structure (it is often referred to as Brooklyn's 'Eiffel Tower')'
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