Requiem for the Astrotower

Via CONEYOLOGIST: "Coney Island's Astrotower was much more than an amusement ride. It served as a symbol of hope. To those of us living in Coney Island in the early 1960s, the tower represented the future of Coney Island, a sign that the neighborhood would survive the city's urban renewal schemes."

This video was created by Charles Denson of the Coney Island History Project.