The Astrotower is a 270 foot observation tower that resides in Coney Island, NY. It used to be a part of Astroland Amusement Park up until 2008 when the park closed after the property was purchased by Thor Equities. The tower, which has been a part of Astroland since 1964, has become sort of an icon in Coney Island along with the likes of Wonder Wheel, Parachute Jump and Cyclone. The tower was planned to be taken down in the 08/09 offseason, but was left standing. The fate of the Astrotower is pretty much unknown.

The following video was shot in 2007, the last year Astrotower operated; the ride stood idle in 2008. The song is ‘Uska’ by London Elektricity.

Astrotower (on/off ride) Astroland, Coney Island ,NY from The DoD3 on Vimeo.

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