Brooklyn Army Terminal Opening 500k SF
The Brooklyn Army Terminal starts its next phase of conversion to commercial and light industrial use this year, reports the New York Times. The Defense Department closed the site along the Sunset Park waterfront in 1966 and the city has owned it since 1981, and NYCEDC is heading up its redevelopment. The place is huge: four blocks long in total, and over 500k SF--just in the half of one building where renovations start this year (another full building and a half are already reopened). This next phase is expected to cost $100M. About 3,600 people work at the terminal, with more jobs coming. During WWII, a peak of about 20,000 people worked there. Sources say Rosie the Riveter was among them.