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A Hipstamatic Tour of BLDG 92
Our hard work was briefly interrupted yesterday after a nauseating smell of fresh paint forced us out of the office. It was just the excuse we needed to take the first M+F sanctioned field trip to BLDG 92! We have all been pretty anxious to learn more about the extraordinary history of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and we were thrilled with all the incredible exhibitions, interviews, photography, interactive features and video presentations that BLDG 92 had to offer.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard has always held a sense of mystery, and it is finally revealing itself to the public. BLDG 92 explores all the remarkable transformations the Yard has gone through — from its use by Native Americans and its role in the American Revolution, to all the great naval ships built over 165 years of service and the lively industrial park it is today.
It’s a mind-blowing feeling to walk through the halls of this beautiful museum that is housed in one of the original buildings on the Yard from 1858. The BLDG 92 complex is LEED certified and designed to achieve Platinum standard — the highest designation of the U.S. Green Building Council. Built with local products, labor and services, the complex is full of cool and innovative green features. The construction, design and fabrication of the exhibit was built with the help of 17 tenant contractors.
Our trip to BLDG 92 was definitely an eye-opening experience for us all. The immense scale of this national icon that we now call “home” is really hard to believe. We couldn’t be more proud of all the industrial and engineering feats that were accomplished right in our backyard!
One of the many highlights of the “Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present and Future” exhibition is is the celebration of today’s Yard tenants. The diversity of talent, ideas, services, and products is astonishing. A wall of photographs and videos feature some of the innovators and entrepreneurs that are making a difference in the world from inside the walls of the Yard.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard is now an engine for job creation and it’s commitment to sustainable urban industrial growth is something that M+F is proud to be a part of. Everyone in NYC should go visit BLDG 92, after all it’s FREE! There are also bus tours of the entire Yard available, and bike tours start in April.