Closing Bell: Bloomberg Breaks Ground for St. Ann’s Warehouse at Tobacco Warehouse

City officials broke ground today on the St. Ann’s Warehouse redevelopment of the Tobacco Warehouse on the Dumbo waterfront. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, outgoing Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and City Council Member Stephen Levin all spoke, along with State Senator Daniel Squadron, Brooklyn Bridge Park President Regina Myer and St. Ann’s Warehouse Artistic Director Susan Feldman and its executive director Andrew Hamingson.

The $27,000,000 project will revamp the 150-year-old building at 26 New Dock Street in Brooklyn Bridge Park into a 25,000-square-foot performing arts center and community hub. Marvel Architects are designing the 18,000 square-foot building, which will have a flexible performance space, offices, waterside lobby, and a separate 1,000-square-foot multi-use community space for local artists, education and community groups. The 7,600-square-foot triangle space in the warehouse will become an open air courtyard “imagined as a walled birch tree grove,” which will be landscaped and open to the public. Construction is scheduled to wrap in 2015.

Click through the jump to see the renderings!

New Architect for St. Ann’s Warehouse [Brownstoner] GMAP

Renderings by Marvel Architects

One Comment

  • minard

    I like it better the way it is now than with a boxy theater inside. The area is supposed to be a park. The open walls of the warehouse were perfect for a park setting. People loved it. I see no reason to place a theater on the waterfront like this. Well, the mayor wanted it, so it came to be. Amazing what twenty or so billion dollars can do in this town. We should be grateful he didn’t wake up one morning and decided he wanted nuclear power plant in the park.