Watch an abandoned building on Governors Island implode (photos, video)

Goodbye dilapidated structure, hello hammocks! Building 877 on the island oasis finally gets torn down ahead of a new development project.

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  • Photograph: Eric Harvey Brown

    Building Implosion on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Eric Harvey Brown

    Building Implosion on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Eric Harvey Brown

    Building Implosion on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Eric Harvey Brown

    Building Implosion on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Eric Harvey Brown

    Building Implosion on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Eric Harvey Brown

    Building Implosion on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Eric Harvey Brown

    Building Implosion on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Eric Harvey Brown

    Building Implosion on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Eric Harvey Brown

    Building Implosion on Governors Island

  • Photograph: Eric Harvey Brown

    Building Implosion on Governors Island

Photograph: Eric Harvey Brown

Building Implosion on Governors Island

Whether you watched it on a boat with bubbly or from solid ground, the implosion of Building 877 on Governors Island was an impressive sight to see.


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If you missed it entirely, you're not SOL: Take a gander at the slide show above (if you click through real fast, it's kind of like a flip book!), and feast your eyes on the video below.



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Patrice Williamson
Patrice Williamson

That brought a tear to my eye, seeing the destruction of Bldg. 877 on Governors Island. I lived on that wonderful island in the middle of New York harbor for 12 wonderful years and spent the last month there living in Bldg 877 or "the Highrise" as we called it. Such a shame to see it imploded like that. So many great friends lived there through the years, especially the wonderful lady who let my son and me stay with her until our house was ready to move into. I know I am just one of the many thousands of people who had a lump in their throat watching the fall of this building, their home while stationed on Governors Island. We used to hear the National Anthem and Colors from the speakers atop this building every day we lived there. It was so nice to see the Coast Guard personnel stand at attention and remove their hats for the playing of the Star Spangeld banner. Every child on the island, from toddlers to teenagers, stood still while the National Anthem was played in the morning and Colors in the everning at sunset! Part of our military life and it was a great one on Govenors Island! So long 877...we Coasties will miss you, old girl!