NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Massive cylinders that were once part of the iconic AstroTower were hauled away on flatbed trucks Saturday morning, after crews partially dismantled the tower amid concerns about its stability.
As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, the tower came down piece by piece, as people watched in sadness.
One man, David, said he has visited Coney Island more times than he could count. The 42-year-old told Hall he was sad to see the AstroTower being dismantled.
“It’s been here all my life. I’ve seen it all my life growing up, playing in this park,” he said. “Sure, I miss this thing.”
David said he was surprised workers waited until one of the busiest weekends to tear the tower down.