High-rise buildings are being dynamited. Boulders bigger than our Bobcat (our mechanical compost critter) litter the ground. Mountains of rubble cover the landscape. Kill deer birds squawk and soar through the noise and chaos. Is this an apocalyptic scene from a faraway war torn town? The aftermath of a natural disaster? No, it’s the Phase 1 renovation and reconstruction of the south end of Governors Island.
The debris of the former Coast Guard housing is transforming into the base layer of rolling hills that will ultimately provide eagle eye views of the NY skyline. The massive stones are a revetment; part of the Island's reconstructed sea wall. The kill deer, although annoyed to distraction, are still hanging in there as is the Compost Learning Center, right in the middle of it all.