16.5 Million Restoration and Addition to Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Historic Exhibition Center Breaks Ground

NEW YORK, NY – Restoration of Building 92, a three-story circa mid- 1800’s brick building and new addition at the Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY), breaks ground this month with an expected completion date of February 2011.

Plaza Construction has been tapped as Construction Manager to oversee the $16.5 million restoration of the existing 9,500-square-foot building, as well as the construction of a 23,500-square-foot addition, to consist of multi-purpose rooms and future tenants’ space.  When complete, the 33,000-square-foot Building 92 will become BNY’s official exhibition/visitor center, housing displays and artifacts that tell the story of the 200-year history of the Yard from inception to present day.

Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP and Workshop/apd have been named the design architects for Building 92, and LEED Platinum certification will be sought.

“We are thrilled to be named Construction Manager for this high-profile project,” said Michael Winship, Senior Project Manager from Plaza Construction.  “It’s rewarding to work on a historic preservation project that commemorates such a famous landmark.  The challenge is to seamlessly combine existing 200-year old architecture with a new 21st century addition, retaining the same authentic ambiance, but offering modern amenities.”

Posted By: Susan Piperato PUBLISHED IN: NY Inc DATE:  October 9, 2009