The Parachute Jump is a defunct amusement ride on the Riegelmann Boardwalk in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City. It consists of a 250-foot-tall (76 m), 170-short-ton (150 t) open-frame, steel parachute tower. The ride has twelve cantilever steel arms radiating from the top of the tower; when the ride was in operation, these each supported a parachute attached to a lift rope and a set of guide cables. Riders were belted into a two-person canvas seat, lifted to the top, and dropped; the parachute and shock absorbers at the bottom would slow their descent.

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  • The Parachute Jump is a defunct amusement ride on the Riegelmann Boardwalk in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City. It consists of a 250-foot-tall (76 m), 170-short-ton (150 t) open-frame, steel parachute tower. The ride has twelve cantilever steel arms radiating from the top of the tower; when the ride was in operation, these each supported a parachute attached to a lift rope and a set of guide cables. Riders were belted into a two-person canvas seat, lifted to the top, and dropped; the parachute and shock absorbers at the bottom would slow their descent. The Parachute Jump was built for the 1939 New York World's Fair at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, also in New York City. Capped by a 12-foot (3.7 m) flagpole, the ride was the tallest structure at the Fair. In 1941, after the World's Fair, the Jump was moved to its current location on Coney Island, in the Steeplechase Park amusement park. The ride ceased operations in the 1960s following the park's closure. Afterward, the frame fell into disrepair until the 2000s, when it was restored and fitted with a lighting system. The lights were replaced in a subsequent project completed in 2013. Despite proposals to either demolish or restore the Parachute Jump, disputes over the tower's use caused it to remain unused through the 1980s. Since the 1990s, it has been renovated several times, both for stability and for aesthetic reasons; as a result it remains the only extant portion of Steeplechase Park. The Parachute Jump is protected as an official New York City designated landmark and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (en)
  • Le Parachute Jump est une ancienne attraction de fête foraine située sur Coney Island, à Brooklyn, aux États-Unis, dont la structure métallique, d'une hauteur de 76 mètres, est devenue un symbole de l'arrondissement de Brooklyn. Elle est surnommée la « Tour Eiffel de Brooklyn ». Elle a été construite pour la exposition internationale de 1939 qui s'est tenu à Flushing Meadows, dans le Queens, et a ensuite été utilisée au Steeplechase Park, parc d'attractions de Brooklyn. Elle se trouve à proximité du MCU Park, stade de baseball des Cyclones de Brooklyn. (fr)
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  • The Parachute Jump, a tall red truss structure, and its pavilion, a red, yellow, and blue building near ground level. A wooden boardwalk can be seen in the foreground. (en)
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  • Le Parachute Jump est une ancienne attraction de fête foraine située sur Coney Island, à Brooklyn, aux États-Unis, dont la structure métallique, d'une hauteur de 76 mètres, est devenue un symbole de l'arrondissement de Brooklyn. Elle est surnommée la « Tour Eiffel de Brooklyn ». Elle a été construite pour la exposition internationale de 1939 qui s'est tenu à Flushing Meadows, dans le Queens, et a ensuite été utilisée au Steeplechase Park, parc d'attractions de Brooklyn. Elle se trouve à proximité du MCU Park, stade de baseball des Cyclones de Brooklyn. (fr)
  • The Parachute Jump is a defunct amusement ride on the Riegelmann Boardwalk in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City. It consists of a 250-foot-tall (76 m), 170-short-ton (150 t) open-frame, steel parachute tower. The ride has twelve cantilever steel arms radiating from the top of the tower; when the ride was in operation, these each supported a parachute attached to a lift rope and a set of guide cables. Riders were belted into a two-person canvas seat, lifted to the top, and dropped; the parachute and shock absorbers at the bottom would slow their descent. (en)
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