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Detail view of Parachute Jump tower on Coney Island, New York
Credit: Greg NHOC

The Parachute Jump is a non-operating amusement ride on Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, New York. Twelve cantilevered steel arms protrude from the top of the tower, each of which supported a parachute attached to a lift rope and a set of surrounding guide cables. Riders were belted into a two-person canvas seat hanging below the closed chute and hoisted to the top, where a release mechanism would drop them, the descent slowed only by the parachute.

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