Bulk Up Your Knowledge About the Brooklyn Army Terminal With a Walking Tour This Weekend

Photo by Susan De Vries


It’s a looming presence on Brooklyn’s waterfront, but how much do you really know about the Brooklyn Army Terminal?

Join the Municipal Art Society this weekend for an in-depth examination of the history and future of the early 20th century industrial complex in Sunset Park. Designed as a military depot, construction began on the four-million-square-foot complex in 1918. While architect Cass Gilbert is better known for the Woolworth Tower in Manhattan, his engineering innovation and attention to detail at the Brooklyn Army Terminal make it a significant part of his body of work.

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Photo by Susan De Vries

Architectural historian Melanie Macchio will lead participants on an exploration of the history of the complex, its role on the waterfront and in surrounding Sunset Park. After the tour, you can continue to explore the neighborhood and waterfront on your own or hop on the ferry to see the complex from the water.

The Municipal Art Society tour takes place Sunday, July 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 ($20 for members). For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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