SANDUSKY, OH (WOIO) -On Wednesday, September 12, crews at Cedar Point removed the Space Spiral to make way for the record-breaking winged coaster, GateKeeper, set to open in May 2013.

The demolition was handled by an expert third-party contractor. Workers calculated precisely where the tower would land, and dug a large hole into the fall zone to cushion the impact of the cabin area. Everything was executed safely and according to plan.

Space Spiral had been giving guests great memories since 1965.

Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News