In the greenspace bordering the factory, LPCiminelli intends to display the artifacts of the company’s excursion into industrial archaeology of the site and region. The greenspace will include displays of ore cars, turbines, and ingots.

“Steel is our backbone,” says Peter Cutler, a spokesman for Empire State Development.

The city is proud of its industrial past, even as it looks forward to a more high-tech and green future.