We said goodbye today to the firehouse on the south island as construction continues with The Hills project. Neither the chill nor the ice-carpeted site hindered the demolition, which began this morning. Two of the hills, Discovery Hill and Outlook Hill, will slope down and meet each other where the station used to stand. This is the first demolition since the implosion of building 877 and is another milestone towards completing the Park and Public Space Master Plan.
The old coast guard firehouse was the base for FDNY operations on Governors Island since 2004, but not to worry, the FDNY has a new base of operations in the Island Warehouse District.