kinda OT, surprized & fooled me
Thu Feb 14 21:02:18 EST 2013
A friend posted a photo in Facebook (ugh) of what I
thought was an AM tower with a unreasonably thick and wide
flat top (thinking top-loading). I got all excited,
thinking I had learned of a AM tower historical site
I hadn't known existed.
Photo is from "Garden Acupuncture" in Brooklyn (sorry I don't
have a URL for that pix). I wrote them, and learned it is on
Coney Island, researched further and realized is not an AM tower,
but a 262' Parachute jump, built for 1939 NYC World's Fair,
then moved to Coney Island; currently defunct as a ride,
but is a significant local landmark!
FWIW, Wikipedia quotes coords as 40.57301 ,73.984407
= 40:34:22.8, 73:59:03.9 ~where Beach 59th St meets Broadway.
Wikipedia pictures: (#2 best)
Some excellent photos (of top grid-work) can be found in:
for history, etc, see:
I'll bet many of BRI members already knew of it, but I will
accept laughs at my expense. (or laughs with me).
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