ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Coney Island Parachute Jump
Cultural Landmarks

Artist
Leni Schwendinger
Dates
  • Constructed, 1939
  • Renovation, 2006
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Coney Island Parachute Jump - Leni Schwendinger
Description
The Coney Island Parachute Jump was an amusement park ride originally built for the 1939 World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, Queens. The structure was moved to Coney Island in 1941 and was officially shut down in 1968. The 2006 revisualization of the landmark 277-foot structure was developed with a consortium of owner/stakeholders including the Borough President and Parks Commissioner. LSLP's lights evoke the rising and falling of the well-remembered parachutes for which the structure was original...
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Location
West 20th Street & Surf Avenue
New York, NY
United States

Coney Island
Nearby Items
Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk860 feet
Wall-Slide0.2 miles
Discovery Cove Addition, The Aquarium for Wildlife Preservation0.2 miles
Wavewall (MTA NYCT West 8th St-New York Aquarium Station)0.3 miles
BMT Facade on building entrance0.3 miles
My Coney Island Baby0.3 miles
First Symphony of the Sea0.4 miles