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.