Govenors Island

Author(s)
Jaan Elias, Alexandra Barton-Sweeney, Sharon Oster, and Joel Podolny
 
 
Date
2008
 
 
Source
 
 
Abstract

Governors Island was a military base for 200 years. When the Coast Guard left in 1996, the island became a ghost town of landmark forts and houses as well as deteriorating outbuildings and playing fields. For some, this open land in the midst of New York Harbor represented an opportunity to build an extraordinary development. Others saw the potential liabilities. Will local, state, and federal governments make a deal?

 
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