Waves break around a destroyed roller coaster on November 16, 2012 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. Two amusement piers and a number of roller coasters in the seaside town were destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ (CNN) -- One of the most stunning images to come out of Superstorm Sandy was that of a seaside roller coaster thrown into the ocean off New Jersey. And that dramatic sight in Seaside Heights could be there to stay.
The city's mayor says he thinks it might be a good idea to leave the roller coaster in the ocean as a tourist attraction.
Bill Akers says he's been talking to several agencies to find out if that would even be feasible.
Sandy hit the Seaside Heights boardwalk hard, damaging or destroying all but four of the popular resort town's amusement rides.
Demolition crews have already removed the damaged parts of the town's boardwalk.
Akers says reconstruction will start in January.