Iconic coaster removed

Associated Press
The Jet Star roller coaster rests in the ocean, Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Seaside Heights, N.J., near the rebuilding of the boardwalk. Six months after Superstorm Sandy, the roller coaster that plunged off a pier in Seaside Heights is still in the ocean, although demolition plans are finally moving forward. The region is dealing with a slow and frustrating, yet often hopeful, recovery. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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The most famous symbol of Superstorm Sandy's devastation at the Jersey shore will be gone. Demolition work began May 14 on the remnants of the Jet Star, the roller coaster that plunged off an amusement pier in Seaside Heights during the Oct. 29 storm.

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