Sand more used to the spotlight than the sunlight is being brought to Governors Island for the Island’s potable water project.
This sand got its fifteen minutes of fame as part of DirectTV’s eighth annual Celebrity Beach Bowl. The event, played on a temporary sand field at Pier 40 on February 1st, invited sports stars and celebrities to compete in (sources say) a very heated football game. Whose feet graced this sand? Some of the stars competing were Tracy Morgan, Joe Montana, and Serena Williams!
Tired of the limelight, the sand is now coming to Governors Island to trade in its fedora for a hard hat. The sand will be used as fill to secure the Island’s new water distribution pipes. The pipes will carry world-renowned Brooklyn tap water throughout Governors Island. The ‘celebrity sand’ will account for 15% of the total sand needed in this construction project!
Governors Island has received special sand once before; the sand from a giant sandcastle contest is being used in The Hills project.