Brooklyn Navy Yard

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Overview

The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation selected Plaza to manage extensive restorations, as well as an addition, to a 1840s building in the yard. When transformed into The Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92, the building will feature exhibits telling the story of the shipyard’s 200-year history.

Vision

A modern, 9,400-square foot structure to serve as a cultural hub – and a national model for sustainable industrial parks. Plaza’s scope of work included full construction management/build services from pre-construction to occupancy and closeout. Restoration involved stabilizing the structure with a new foundation system and replacing compromised structural framing. The work consisted of extensive interior and exterior masonry restoration, a new metal roof, high-end interior finishes and network lighting. Further, structural improvements are needed to support a 20-foot high, 12-ton ship’s anchor and 3-ton historic canon. The addition to the building, totaling 23,000 square feet, includes multipurpose rooms and classrooms for large gatherings and events, along with future tenant space.

Value

Plaza takes great care to ensure that, despite the historic building’s comprised state, its restoration results in a structure that lasts for generations to come. In addition to its strength, the building is a model of sustainability, featuring a geothermal HVAC system and photovoltaic systems for both electrical power and hot water. Extensive site improvements included the creation of a park-like setting, as well as a façade consisting of metal panels, ribbon windows and solar screen.