It is the only remaining structure of the amusement park, which was demolished in 1966. In 1980 the Parachute Jump was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Nine years later, New York City identified it as a landmark.
I used to live in this building late 60s/early 70s. Coney Island, Surf Avenue at 28th street, right behind the old Half Moon Hotel that had been converted to a hospital and finally a geriatric home. Demolished in the early 1980s. Photo taken by Charles Denson.