A lone doorway peaking out from shiny new cladding is the only original detail left exposed at a former arsenal built in 1926.
The Brooklyn Army Terminal has announced plans to renovate another building in its massive, formerly abandoned complex in Sunset Park, the Times reported. The NYC Economic Development Corporation, which runs the terminal, is going to rehabilitate 500,000 square feet on seven floors in Building A, which stretches between 58th and 63rd streets along the waterfront.
Revamping the building, which has been abandoned since the ’60s, is expected to cost $100,000,000. The EDC plans to remove asbestos and install new freight and passenger elevators, electric service, life-safety systems, plumbing, heating and windows.
The terminal is also in the middle of renovating its former administration building, a 55,000 square-foot structure located just north of Building A along 58th Street. The military officially closed the terminal in 1966, transferring 3,200 civilian and military jobs to Bayonne, N.J., according to the Times.
Next Phase of Renovation to Begin at a Vast Military Remnant in Brooklyn [NYT]
Brooklyn Army Terminal Coverage [Brownstoner]
Photo by Nicholas Lemery Nantel
Open House New York is hosting a series of tours to highlight how Brooklyn’s small-scale manufacturing is growing in its former industrial spaces. The yearlong program kicks off with three Brooklyn tours in May and June, which will explore the Brooklyn Army Terminal, Navy Yard and the Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center.
Later this month, visitors will get to roam the 97-acre Army Terminal complex in Sunset Park and learn about its transformation from the country’s largest military supply base into a multipurpose office and manufacturing space. The Army Terminal tour will take place May 20 at 3 pm. Tickets are available here and cost $15 for OHNY members and $25 for everyone else. To check out the tours happening in June, head over to OHNY.
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