Just a short walk down the debris-littered beach in Seaside Heights, work is underway on Casino Pier.
Despite the presence of a roller coaster still sitting in the ocean, positive reconstruction has been going on for several months. Officials even say they plan on reopening a portion of the pier, along with some rides, by Memorial Day.
It's a different story at Funtown Pier.
The amusement rival remains a wreck following Hurricane Sandy's arrival at the resort town in late October. The pier, which arguably received more damage during the storm than Casino Pier, is in disarray. Large portions of it have been removed, though what remains will also likely have to go.
The pier's most prominent feature, its Ferris wheel, sits half on its original pilings and half on the beach, tilted but still standing upright, almost as if in defiance of the storm and its wrath.
But that too will come down, eventually, piece by piece, to be scrapped.
There's hope that the pier will reopen, but it won't happen this year. The goal is to be up and running summer 2014.
This season, Funtown Pier will be little more than a void off of Seaside Height's newly-constructed boardwalk.