Work has started to demolish the burnt-out shell of the arcade on Eastbourne Pier that was destroyed by fire earlier this year.
A team of experts using blow torches began cutting through the structure's steel girders after being winched into place on Tuesday.
High winds meant it was unsafe to start the process in the morning as planned.
The first girder removed from the 144-year-old Victorian pier is to be turned into a public artwork.
The remaining metalwork will be taken away as scrap.
During the eight-week works, the front section of the East Sussex pier will be open but the end will be shut while the cranes are operating.
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