Construction Well Under Way at Enormous, Neighborhood-Changing Navy Yard Building


    When finished, Building 77 will add 1,000,000 square feet of workspace and an estimated 3,000 jobs — expanding the Navy Yard’s workforce by over 40 percent.

    As developers scramble to meet rising demand for commercial space within the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, the Brooklyn Navy Yard has been steadily working towards the addition of a significant chunk of manufacturing space.

    Building 77, a former Navy storage facility, is currently under extensive renovation and slated to reopen as commercial space in 2017. The scaffolding was just removed from the building’s east face, and the Navy Yard Thursday released a new rendering showing how the structure will be transformed.

    The new rendering of Building 77 shows a glossier facade, branding, and more bottom floor detail than earlier renderings.

    The building’s still-windowless bottom floors will house a public food hall, food manufacturing space, and collaboration hub for other Yard businesses.

    Despite a $140,00,000 city-funded budget, lead architect Beyer Blinder Belle faced challenging prospects in renovating the industrial facility. It had lacked windows on its lower 12 floors, making it essentially uninhabitable for non-vampiric workers.


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    But just look at Building 77 now:

    Building 77 Brooklyn Navy Yard

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    Building 77 Brooklyn Navy Yard

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    Navy Yard Building 77

    Photo by Barbara Eldredge

    [Rendering: Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation]

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