Due to the understandable fear caused by its swaying Astro Tower, parts of Coney Island's Luna Park will remain closed for evaluation today. Some areas were evacuated yesterday afternoon after wind caused the 275-foot tower to rock back-and-forth. It was tested by the NYC Department of Buildings yesterday evening and they concluded that the amount of sway was more than usual.
The area around the tower could remain closed until about noon today, but other parts of the park—like the boardwalk—will be open. The tower, which was built in 1962, has been out of operation for five years.
[via Pix 11]