AstroTower Demolition

Large Sections Of Coney Island AstroTower Dismantled, Hauled Off

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.


The Astrotower is disassembled in Coney Island on July 4, 2013. Officials decided to close Luna Park and sections of the boardwalk while workers take down the amusement tower which was seen precariously swaying.  (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

Astrotower’s Demolition Sparks Concerns From Business Owners, Residents

Luna Park has reopened after a morning of construction sparked by the swaying Astrotower observation tower.


The Astrotower at Coney Island is seen on July 2, 2013. (Photo: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Partial Demolition Of Coney Island Astrotower Set To Begin

Part of the iconic Astrotower at Coney Island will have to be demolished, after concerns about the tower’s structural stability prompted a shutdown of several amusements on the Brooklyn peninsula.



Parts Of Coney Island’s Luna Park Closed Amid Stability Worries At Astrotower

The area around the iconic Astrotower on Coney Island was to remain closed until further notice, after the tower appeared to be swaying in the wind more than usual Tuesday.