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Watch a Governors Island Building Make Way for a Park

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As part of its overall makeover, Governors Island is getting a new 33-acre park. (Proposals from developers are due in 10 short days.) Before the park can be built, a few buildings on the southern part of Governors Island must be demolished. Up last week: Building 855. The Governors Island blog has photos of the building coming down; the ramp that allows the excavators to reach the building's top floors is made out of the debris from other nearby buildings. Governors Island: it's all about recycling.

A few looks at the under-demolition Building 855. Click through for the full slideshow.

· New Demolition Slide Show: Building 855 [Govislandblog]
· Governors Island coverage [Curbed]