Governors Island Implosion

June 17, 2013

Turner is revitalizing the former 172 acre Coast Guard base on Governors Island, New York into a public park. A major milestone on the project was the implosion of the largest building on the Island: Building 877, an 11-story residential building, which had been unoccupied since the Coast Guard left in 1996. The removal of this building paves the way for the next phase of the park project and has created an unobstructed view from the island to the Statue of Liberty and the New York Harbor. An implosion has not been accomplished in more than a decade in New York City.

This link shows the implosion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMJJTRErPrA&feature=youtu.be?

Turner has been the construction and facilities manager at the Governors Island Project since 2003. Other aspects of the project include: the construction of a new potable water line under the Buttermilk Channel to Brooklyn, the rehabilitation of the 2.2 mile seawall, ferry landing and lift bridges, electrical infrastructure, potable water distribution, and historic building stabilization.

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