Located within the confines of the sprawling Brooklyn Navy Yard, the Duggal Greenhouse is a stadium-sized 35,000-square-foot event venue built to fit up to 3,000 people under its 70-foot ceilings.
Formerly used for the construction of naval ships, the building was purchased in 2009 by visual production company Duggal Visual Solutions Inc. Duggal proceeded with a gut renovation, retaining some of the original windows while curing the space of its dirt floors and asbestos, Newsday reported.
With the help of architect Gregory Okshteyn of Studios Go, the site has since been transformed into an award-winning space where guests may arrive by yacht; in addition to last night’s debate, the space has hosted a two-day performance event by Lady Gaga, a Dior fashion show, and rehearsals for Beyoncé.
While last night’s debate was one of the most high-profile uses of the structure, it’s likely far from the last time it’ll be in the spotlight.
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