The Parachute Jump, also known as "The Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn" stands sentinel over the neighborhood of Coney Island. Built in 1939 for the World's Fair in Flushing Meadow, it was moved to Coney Island in 1941. It was a controlled-drop skydiving system in which the riders were hauled aloft in canvas body slings, and then released from a height of 250 feet. Riders described the experience alternately as "thrilling" or "terrifying."
MCU Park, the home of the Minor League Brooklyn Cyclones, stands in the shadow of the Parachute Jump.