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Evolution of Governors Island

In New York Harbor sits 172 acres of land known for its diverse range of plant life. Explore the island's transformation from vital military base to revolutionary community hub off Lower Manhattan.

  • 1.

    The Beginning: Revolutionary War

    The Beginning: Revolutionary War

    Governors Island is home to one of America's first military fortifications: Fort Jay.

  • 2.

    History: Revolutionary Design

    History: Revolutionary Design

    Come see Castle Williams, one of the first true American military forts.

  • 3.

    The Future: Community Revolution

    The Future: Community Revolution

    See how Governors Island is pioneering the future by connecting the community to art and nature.

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    Today: Revolutionary Landscapes

    Today: Revolutionary Landscapes

    Come see how modern architects are building revolutionary views that will last the next century.

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