Di Ionno: Ravaged Seaside pier and boardwalk tragically

May 20, 1983 – Exactly one year to the day The Palace arcade and concession complex at Casino Pier caught fire at 7:30 p.m. caused by roofers tarring the roof using torches that probably started the blaze. The fire was quickly contained and most of the damage was done to the roof rafters, although water damage was high as well. Casino Pier (Seaside Heights, N.J.) A popular on-camera hangout for the cast of MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” Casino Pier was the most visible casualty of the seaside amusement parks hit by Sandy The Casino Pier amusement park in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, lies destroyed almost a month after the area was hit by Hurricane Sandy. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie put the total cost of damage from Sandy in his state at $36.9 billion. A man looks over the debris on the Seaside Heights beach near Casino Pier on Wednesday. David Gard/The Star-Ledger . SEASIDE HEIGHTS — The most enduring image of Sandy's destruction is the Casino Pier from beach, Seaside Heights, New Jersey LCCN2017711904.tif 5,263 × 3,631; 109.4 MB Damage to Casino Pier (NJ) (8151148295).jpg 5,616 × 3,744; 6.13 MB Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Pier cropped.jpg 1,186 × 793; 404 KB Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach Waterpark: CASINO PIER AND BREAKWATER BEACH WATERPARK - See 420 traveler reviews, 229 candid photos, and great deals for Seaside Heights, NJ, at Tripadvisor. Casino Pier Ferris Wheel - Close slow view to the illuminated amusement theme park ferris wheel during the evening at Seaside Heights, New Jersey. Fun Town Pier sign on destroyed boardwalk on August 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights New Jersey. Completed section of boardwalk in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The boardwalk was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in October of 2012. Seaside Heights is racing The Casino Pier roller coaster in Seaside Heights, N.J., sits in the ocean after the pier was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. (Michael Reynolds / EPA) An aerial photo shows the damage caused by Casino Pier Amusement Park Sustains Heavy Damage from Hurricane Sandy. Images surfacing on the Web have shown part of Seaside Heights, New Jersey’s Casino Pier washed away by Hurricane Sandy. The aerial image below shows part of the pier ripped away and the Star Jet roller coaster now sitting in the ocean. Seaside Heights police officer Sean Varady steps over debris from what's left of the Casino Pier boardwalk in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Nesius REUTERS/Steve Nesius

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