Governors IslandIn 1902, Secretary of War Elihu Root asked the Prominent New York architectural firm of McKim, Meade & White to create a grand master plan for a new Army base on Governors Island. Part of Root's vision was the expansion of the Island using excavated material from the construction of the Lexington Avenue Subway. This expansion more than doubled the size of the Island from 69 to 172 acres. Liggett Hall, completed in 1929, was the first structure constructed upon the land fill. For structural stability, the foundation of the massive 380,000 square foot building rests on steel piles driven down to the bedrock at the Island's base.
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|Date Added||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 8:48pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 582951 N 4504784|
|Decimal Degrees||40.68978333, -74.01826667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 41.387', W 74° 1.096'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 41' 23.22" N, 74° 1' 5.76" W|
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|Area Code(s)||718, 212, 917|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 517-525 Clayton Rd, New York NY 11231, US|
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