Coney Island Parachute Jump

Coney Island Parachute Jump

Location Coney Island, NY
Project Value $1.3 million
Client STV, Inc.

TCT provided conceptual cost estimates¬†for structural repairs and a dozen different architectural lighting schemes for this nationally registered former amusement park ride dating back to the 1939 World’s Fair. The nation’s most famous vertical thrill ride was moved to Coney Island Amusement park in 1941 and closed permanently in 1969. The installation options for the lights proved to be quite challenging and potentially costly, as the 277-foot, 170-ton structure could not support scaffolding and required the lighting design consultant team to physically scale the structure and hang by guide wires during the installation process. The project owner ultimately selected a computer-controlled LED lighting system, which creates a constantly changing light show.

The finished project won several awards, among them the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York 2007 Engineering Excellence Gold Award in Structural Systems and Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award for 2006

New York
Toscano Clements Taylor, LLC 150 W. 30th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
917.388.3535 631.392.1399
Huntington
Toscano Clements Taylor, LLC 16 Oakwood Road
Huntington, NY 11743
631.392.1400 631.392.1399
Washington, D.C
TCT Cost Consultants, LLC 1090 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 230
Washington, DC 20005
202.315.8944 202.315.1915
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