One Navy Yard Building About to Reopen, Two Others Demolished

11/08/2011 9:46 AM |

Both the two-story buildings in the foreground are being demolished.

  • Both the two-story buildings in the foreground are being demolished.

We learned a couple weeks ago that the Brooklyn Navy Yard‘s new museum at Building 92 would be ready and open in time for Veterans Day, and while the Post offers a tour of that new historical center, a pair of its sorta-neighbors—buildings 592 and 312 (pictured)—are in the process of being demolished.

The buildings in question stood several blocks east along Flushing Avenue of Building 92, between Washington Avenue and Hall Street. Both were two-story structures that, as Brownstoner notes, had been unoccupied for some time. It’s unclear what will take up the space they free up, but given the multi-pronged push to redevelop the Navy Yard it could be anything from a university science facility or part of the Brooklyn waterfront greenway, to another annex for Steiner Studios, which is in that corner of the yard and currently expanding.

Meanwhile, at Building 92, the Post got a preview of the high-tech and historical displays that will go on view Friday at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Historical and Visitor Center at Flushing and Carlton avenues. The exhibition space, 33,000 square feet split between the restored United States Marine Corps Commandant residence and the contemporary addition behind it, chronicles the Navy Yard’s history from 1801 to the present. Once it opens on November 11, its regular hours will be Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6pm. Admission will be free. Check out the preview below.

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  • If you are interested in the Shipbuilding History of the Brooklyn Navy Yard you might like to view the web site Shipbuilding did not end with the Navy leaveing the Yard in 1966. It was reborn with the enterance of Seatrain Shipbuilding entering the Yard in 1968. Seatrain Shipbuilding built the largest ships ever to be built in the Yard. The 225,000 ton VLCC’s Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Stuyvesant and Bay Ridge. They also built 8 ocean going barges, one ice breaker barge, started two Ro-Ro’s, conversion of the burned out hull of the Sea Witch into a chemical tanker. Seatrain ened operations in the Yard in 1980.
    Frank J. Trezza former Seatrain Shipbuilder & Author