We revealed the plans for the rehabilitation of the Navy Yard’s Sands Street Gate back in April of 2009 and work got off to a swift start before petering out part-way through. Recently, though, it looks like there’s been a push to get the project finished. Last week Community Board 2 gave its approval for the restoration and on Monday the Public Design Commission signed off on the restoration. In the meantime, the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation has raised an additional $1.2 million to rebuild the gate as close to the original design as possible. The plans remain the same: the front two turrets will be rebuilt and the plinths and eagles will be left out in order to maintain two-way traffic. If more funds come through, they hope to put bathrooms for the security staff inside the turrets.
Sands Street Gate, Before and After [Brownstoner]
Navy Yard Launches Restoration of Sands Street Gate House [Brownstoner]