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 completely destroyed both piers, forever altering the landscape. These images chronicle the final days of these piers, as well as what remains of the piers and their surroundings in the years following their devastation.

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