Award of Merit-Green

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On the Brooklyn waterfront where war ships were made a century ago, a developer has taken a three-story, 9,400-sq-ft brick Italianate structure and joined it to a new glass-and-steel, 23,000-sq-ft wing to function as a combination cultural facility and museum.

The $23-million project depicts the 200-year history of the Navy Yard with exhibits that include a 20-ft-tall anchor. It also includes classrooms and gallery space for rotating art exhibits.

Aspiring to LEED-Platinum status, the center boasts a geothermal heating and cooling system and solar panels for heating hot water. The curtain wall on the southern facade has a solar screen.

Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 92, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Key Players

Owner/Developer: Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp.

General Contractor/Construction Manager: Plaza Construction Corp.

Lead Designer: Beyer Blinder Belle; Workshop/APD

Civil Engineer: Langan Engineering and Environmental Services

Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates

MEP Engineer: AKF Engineers

Submitted by: Plaza Construction Corp.

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