Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Construction began in 1918.
Opened Memorial Day in 1920.
Built right here in Coney Island by Herman Garms & Bethlehem Steel.
Weight: 400,000 pounds.
Height: 150 feet, tallest in the world.
Capacity: 144 people.
The only wheel of its kind in the World, featuring 16 swinging cars & 8 stationary cars.
Over 30 million riders – never a single accident in 89 years.
Declared an official NYC landmark in 1989.
Location. 40° 34.433′ N, 73° 58.733′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker can be reached from Jones Walk. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11224, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance and Tribute Walk (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gravesend (approx. 1½ miles away); The Battle of Brooklyn (approx. 1½ miles away); Gravesend Cemetery Meucci Triangle (approx. 1½ miles away); Gravesend Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); F. D. N. Y. (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 26, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.