ReplicaBuildings April 2015 e-Newsletter

April 2015 e-newsletter

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Originally built for the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair, the Lifesavers Parachute jump was moved to Coney Island in 1941. Riders were hoisted up and dropped from 190 feet in the air! Sadly Steeplechase Park has been closed since 1964 and most of us will never know that thrill.

The Coney Island Parachute Jump is now available in 75′ and 100′ scales! Our 75′ scale pewter replica stands just less than 4-1/4 inches tall and is finished in antique pewter.

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Sometimes referred to as “Brooklyn’s Eiffel Tower“, the Coney Island Parachute Jump was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Between 2002 and 2004 the tower was completely restored. Today there are 8000 LED lights on the tower, a tremendous increase from the original 450.

The Parachute Jump ride was originally built for the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair. In 1941 it was dismantled and moved to Coney Island. Our multi piece casting is finished in antique pewter and is available in two sizes: 4-1/4 inches tall (1″=75′) 3-1/4 inches tall (1″=100′)






The Crown Building (formerly the Heckscher Building) is located at 730 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, NY and was completed in 1921. The building was designed by Warren & Wetmore and stands 416 feet tall with 26 floors. Our accurately rendered pewter replica is available in two sizes: 4-3/4″ tall (1″=100′) and 3-1/4″ tall (1″=150′).