Governor's Island II

The City of New York has committed over $260 million for rehabilitation of Governors Island’s infrastructure to make it a recreational, cultural, and educational magnet.

As part of the extensive rehabilitation effort by the Governors Island Preservation & Education Corporation, Mc Gowan served as General Contractor for the restoration of 30 landmark historical buildings on Governors Island in New York Harbor. 

The project encompassed replacement of roofing and underlayment, shingles, siding, copper gutters, leaders and flashing as well as installation of porch extensions, refurbishment of existing porches and replacement of deteriorated masonry work and wood on buildings ranging from 145 to 175 years old.

The project required careful planning and precision craftsmanship to restore buildings that, neglected for years, had developed water damage as a result of deteriorating roofing and masonry. The construction work repaired the buildings both structurally and cosmetically, preparing them for use by the Trust for Governors Island. 

Complexities faced during the project included a demolition phase which required direction and approval from a building inspector who was required to confer both with the Trust for Governors Island and the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission for permission to continue work.

Mc Gowan delivered the project in keeping with the established schedule.

A 2010 Governor's Island restoration project can be viewed here.

Project Details


Governors Island Preservation & Education Corporation

Property Address:

Governor's Island
New York, New York

Project Value:

8.5 million


Super Structures Engineers + Architects

Services Provided:

General Contracting

Project Type:





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