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Published on Sep 4, 2011
This is the Space Spiral observation tower at Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH. It's a Gyro observation tower that was built by Willie Buhler's Space Tower Company with the passenger cabin from the Von Roll company in 1965. The tower itself is 330ft/100m tall but the passenger cabin rises to the 285ft level. This ride holds the distinction of being the first amusement ride in the world to top the 300ft mark. This ride closed on August 14, 2012 and was demolished using explosives that were placed in strategic locations at the base of the tower to allow it to fall over on the beach and the area that was occupied by the Disaster Transport roller coaster. This ride along with the Disaster Transport bobsled coaster (in the building with the "12E" on it) was removed in order to make way for a new project which will be the longest, tallest, and fastest Winged coaster from B&M called the Gatekeeper.