An iconic Sandy image is torn down

The Jet Star roller coaster has been rusting in the waters off the Jersey Shore for six months. A part of the roller coaster fell into the Atlantic Ocean when part of the Casino Pier was washed away by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. The image of the roller coaster, sitting in the ocean, was perhaps the most famous and enduring image of Sandy, which was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, as well as the second-costliest hurricane in United States history.

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - MAY 14: A large crane picks up the remaining pieces of Jet Star roller coaster that has been in the ocean for six months after the Casino Pier is sat on collapsed when Superstorm Sandy hit, May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Casino Pier has contracted Weeks Marine to remove the Jet Star roller coaster from the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Iconic Jet Star Roller Coaster Damaged By Hurricane Sandy Torn Down
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - MAY 14: A large crane picks up the remaining pieces of Jet Star roller coaster that has been in the ocean for six months after the Casino Pier is sat on collapsed when Superstorm Sandy hit, May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Casino Pier has contracted Weeks Marine to remove the Jet Star roller coaster from the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - MAY 14: Workers on lunch break watch removal of the Star Jet roller coaster that has been in the ocean for six months after the Casino Pier is sat on collapsed when Superstorm Sandy hit, May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Casino Pier has contracted Weeks Marine to remove the Jet Star roller coaster from the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Iconic Jet Star Roller Coaster Damaged By Hurricane Sandy Torn Down
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - MAY 14: Workers on lunch break watch removal of the Star Jet roller coaster that has been in the ocean for six months after the Casino Pier is sat on collapsed when Superstorm Sandy hit, May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Casino Pier has contracted Weeks Marine to remove the Jet Star roller coaster from the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - MAY 14: Tug boats stand by as a large crane demolishes the Star Jet roller coaster that has been in the ocean for six months after the Casino Pier is sat on collapsed when Superstorm Sandy hit, May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Casino Pier has contracted Weeks Marine to remove the Jet Star roller coaster from the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Iconic Jet Star Roller Coaster Damaged By Hurricane Sandy Torn Down
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - MAY 14: Tug boats stand by as a large crane demolishes the Star Jet roller coaster that has been in the ocean for six months after the Casino Pier is sat on collapsed when Superstorm Sandy hit, May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Casino Pier has contracted Weeks Marine to remove the Jet Star roller coaster from the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - MAY 14: A large crane starts to demolish the Star Jet roller coaster that has been in the ocean for six months after the Casino Pier is sat on collapsed when Superstorm Sandy hit, May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Casino Pier has contracted Weeks Marine to remove the Jet Star roller coaster from the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Iconic Jet Star Roller Coaster Damaged By Hurricane Sandy Torn Down
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - MAY 14: A large crane starts to demolish the Star Jet roller coaster that has been in the ocean for six months after the Casino Pier is sat on collapsed when Superstorm Sandy hit, May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Casino Pier has contracted Weeks Marine to remove the Jet Star roller coaster from the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - MAY 14: A large crane demolishes the Star Jet roller coaster that has been in the ocean for six months after the Casino Pier is sat on collapsed when Superstorm Sandy hit, May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Casino Pier has contracted Weeks Marine to remove the Jet Star roller coaster from the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Iconic Jet Star Roller Coaster Damaged By Hurricane Sandy Torn Down
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - MAY 14: A large crane demolishes the Star Jet roller coaster that has been in the ocean for six months after the Casino Pier is sat on collapsed when Superstorm Sandy hit, May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Casino Pier has contracted Weeks Marine to remove the Jet Star roller coaster from the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - MAY 14: A large crane demolishes the JetStar roller coaster that has been in the ocean for six months after the Casino Pier is sat on collapsed when Superstorm Sandy hit, May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Casino Pier has contracted Weeks Marine to remove the Jet Star roller coaster from the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Iconic Jet Star Roller Coaster Damaged By Hurricane Sandy Torn Down
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - MAY 14: A large crane demolishes the JetStar roller coaster that has been in the ocean for six months after the Casino Pier is sat on collapsed when Superstorm Sandy hit, May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Casino Pier has contracted Weeks Marine to remove the Jet Star roller coaster from the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - MAY 14: People watch as a large crane demolishes the JetStar roller coaster that has been in the ocean for six months after the Casino Pier is sat on collapsed when Superstorm Sandy hit, May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Casino Pier has contracted Weeks Marine to remove the Jet Star roller coaster from the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Iconic Jet Star Roller Coaster Damaged By Hurricane Sandy Torn Down
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - MAY 14: People watch as a large crane demolishes the JetStar roller coaster that has been in the ocean for six months after the Casino Pier is sat on collapsed when Superstorm Sandy hit, May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Casino Pier has contracted Weeks Marine to remove the Jet Star roller coaster from the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - MAY 14: A large crane demolishes the JetStar roller coaster that has been in the ocean for six months after the Casino Pier is sat on collapsed when Superstorm Sandy hit, May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Casino Pier has contracted Weeks Marine to remove the JetStar roller coaster from the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Iconic Jet Star Roller Coaster Damaged By Hurricane Sandy Torn Down
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - MAY 14: A large crane demolishes the JetStar roller coaster that has been in the ocean for six months after the Casino Pier is sat on collapsed when Superstorm Sandy hit, May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Casino Pier has contracted Weeks Marine to remove the JetStar roller coaster from the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - MAY 14: A large crane picks up the remaining pieces of Jet Star roller coaster that has been in the ocean for six months after the Casino Pier is sat on collapsed when Superstorm Sandy hit, May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Casino Pier has contracted Weeks Marine to remove the Jet Star roller coaster from the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Iconic Jet Star Roller Coaster Damaged By Hurricane Sandy Torn Down
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - MAY 14: A large crane picks up the remaining pieces of Jet Star roller coaster that has been in the ocean for six months after the Casino Pier is sat on collapsed when Superstorm Sandy hit, May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Casino Pier has contracted Weeks Marine to remove the Jet Star roller coaster from the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - MAY 14: Workers watch as a large crane picks up the remaining pieces of Jet Star roller coaster that has been in the ocean for six months after the Casino Pier is sat on collapsed when Superstorm Sandy hit, May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Casino Pier has contracted Weeks Marine to remove the Jet Star roller coaster from the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Iconic Jet Star Roller Coaster Damaged By Hurricane Sandy Torn Down
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - MAY 14: Workers watch as a large crane picks up the remaining pieces of Jet Star roller coaster that has been in the ocean for six months after the Casino Pier is sat on collapsed when Superstorm Sandy hit, May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Casino Pier has contracted Weeks Marine to remove the Jet Star roller coaster from the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - MAY 14: A worker watches as a large crane picks up the remaining pieces of Jet Star roller coaster that has been in the ocean for six months after the Casino Pier is sat on collapsed when Superstorm Sandy hit, May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Casino Pier has contracted Weeks Marine to remove the Jet Star roller coaster from the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Iconic Jet Star Roller Coaster Damaged By Hurricane Sandy Torn Down
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - MAY 14: A worker watches as a large crane picks up the remaining pieces of Jet Star roller coaster that has been in the ocean for six months after the Casino Pier is sat on collapsed when Superstorm Sandy hit, May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Casino Pier has contracted Weeks Marine to remove the Jet Star roller coaster from the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - MAY 14: Workers watch as a large crane picks up the remaining pieces of Jet Star roller coaster that has been in the ocean for six months after the Casino Pier is sat on collapsed when Superstorm Sandy hit, May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Casino Pier has contracted Weeks Marine to remove the Jet Star roller coaster from the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Iconic Jet Star Roller Coaster Damaged By Hurricane Sandy Torn Down
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - MAY 14: Workers watch as a large crane picks up the remaining pieces of Jet Star roller coaster that has been in the ocean for six months after the Casino Pier is sat on collapsed when Superstorm Sandy hit, May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Casino Pier has contracted Weeks Marine to remove the Jet Star roller coaster from the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - MAY 04: The Star Jet roller coaster remains in the ocean as work continues the new boardwalk that was damaged six months ago by Superstorm Sandy May 4, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. Seaside Heights Mayor Bill Akers said parts of the two mile long boardwalk are completed and he is confident its entirety will be completed when the beaches opens on Memorial Day weekend. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Jersey Shore Continues Sandy Recovery Efforts In Preparation For Summer Season
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - MAY 04: The Star Jet roller coaster remains in the ocean as work continues the new boardwalk that was damaged six months ago by Superstorm Sandy May 4, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. Seaside Heights Mayor Bill Akers said parts of the two mile long boardwalk are completed and he is confident its entirety will be completed when the beaches opens on Memorial Day weekend. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - NOVEMBER 01: A roller coaster sits in the Atlantic Ocean after the Fun Town pier it sat on was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy on November 1, 2012 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. With the death toll continuing to rise and millions of homes and businesses without power, the U.S. east coast is attempting to recover from the effects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by Superstorm Sandy. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
New York And New Jersey Continue To Recover From Superstorm Sandy
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - NOVEMBER 01: A roller coaster sits in the Atlantic Ocean after the Fun Town pier it sat on was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy on November 1, 2012 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. With the death toll continuing to rise and millions of homes and businesses without power, the U.S. east coast is attempting to recover from the effects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by Superstorm Sandy. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - NOVEMBER 16: Waves break at a destroyed roller coaster from the Funtime Pier on November 16, 2012 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. Two amusement piers and a number of roller coasters in the seaside town were destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Recovery Continues Two Weeks After Superstorm Sandy
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - NOVEMBER 16: Waves break at a destroyed roller coaster from the Funtime Pier on November 16, 2012 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. Two amusement piers and a number of roller coasters in the seaside town were destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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