In 2008, Michael Massaia started to document the amusement piers that skirt the New Jersey coastline during their most vacant moments (usually between the hours of 4:00 and 6:00 a.m.). These images were predominantly shot on the Funtown and Casino Piers in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights, New Jersey. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy rolled in and completely destroyed both piers. The landscape was forever altered. These images chronicle the final days of these piers, as well as what remained of the piers after the hurricane.

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