Iconic coaster removed

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.

Jet Star comes down

Workers watch as the Jet Star is dismantled.

FILE - In a Feb. 25, 2013 file photo, the sun rises in Seaside Heights, N.J., behind the Jet Star Roller Coaster which has been sitting in the ocean after part of the Funtown Pier was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy. Work is expected to start Tuesday afternoon, May 14, 2013 to remove the Jet Star coaster from the surf in Seaside Heights. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

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)

Alisa Brennan, left, and Julia Heffernan, both of Little Egg Harbor Township, N.J., take a photo of themselves on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in front of the Jet Star roller coaster, which plunged into the ocean during Superstorm Sandy in Seaside Heights, N.J. Monday was the first day that some of the hardest-hit parts of the Jersey shore allowed residents to move back home. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)