The scaffolding is finally down on the Sands Street gate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Restoration began on the buildings in 2009. A wooden structure, built over the two gate houses about 40 years ago, was torn down in order to restore the original brick and marble design. There are a few exterior details that still need completing but overall those gates are looking good. The Brooklyn Navy Yard was hoping to secure enough funds to put bathrooms for the security staff inside the turrets but we’re not sure if that’ll be happening soon or not. Click through to see a historical picture of the Sands Street entrance to the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
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