This morning, Building 877, the tallest non-historic building on Governor’s Island was imploded. The 30 acres will be used to create a new park and public spaces and will open up extraordinary views of the Statue of Liberty.
The 115 foot, 11-story brick building that was built in 1968, was imploded early this morning at 7:36am. This was the first structure to be demolished by implosion in New York City in more than a decade.
If you missed the action, check out @FDNY’s vine video of the implosion: https://vine.co/v/bLUYlh5xMat.