Gallery: First Phase of Governors Island Overhall to Start in 2012

We distinctly remember jumping out of our seats with excitement when the City of New York’s $220 million plan to overhaul Governors Island and turn it into a green oasis was unveiled. Now with the same excitement, we bring you the news that ground will break on the first phase of construction in 2012 with the first new sections opening in 2013. The Trust for Governors Island has revealed that the first segments to be completed will be the 14-acre play lawn, the 10-acre Hammock Grove, a redesigned Liggett Terrace, a new Soissons Landing ferry dock, and the revamped 12-acre Parade Ground.

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