By Brendan KriselBy Brendan Krisel
The $7.9 million project brought the Mount Morris Fire Watchtower in line with modern engineering standards.
HARLEM, NY — City officials celebrated the completed restoration of Manhattan's last-remaining fire watchtower in Harlem's Marcus Garvey Park.
The $7.9 million project to restore the Mount Morris Fire Watchtower brought the historic structure, which dates back to 1856, in line with modern engineering standards, city Parks Department officials said. The tower now features brand-new stainless steel components, cross bracing systems and a completely restored roof configured in the same style as the tower's original roof.