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NYC to Blow Up Building on Governor's Island

NYC to Blow Up Building on Governor's Island
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Officials say the implosion may be visible in parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island and New Jersey.

New York City officials plan to blow up a vacant building on Governors Island to make way for a new park.

City officials say the implosion at 7:36 a.m. Sunday may be visible in parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island and New Jersey.

The 11-story brick apartment building formerly housed Coast Guard families. The Trust for Governors Island says the building has been vacant since 1996 and does not meet current building codes.

Leslie Koch, president of the trust, said the implosion will take just 10 seconds and will be streamed live on the trust's website. It is being overseen by the city Fire Department and the Department of Buildings.

Governors Island will open to the public as it normally does at 10 a.m. Sunday.