How about taking the day to tour a navy yard and learn about sustainable technology and design? Quite interesting, right? And the best of all: it’s free! The Brooklyn Navy Yard at BLDG 92, which used to be the US Marine Commandant’s Residence, is now an exhibition and visitor’s center, and it will be the Building of the Day for Archtober 25, the third annual month-long festival of Architecture in New York. The BLDG 92 is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certified exhibition center that demonstrates a commitment to innovative uses of green technology and alternative energy projects and the reuse of historic structures and materials. You will be able to see things such as solar and wind-powered lamps, etc.
The exhibition is a combination of the past, present and future by telling the history of the Brooklyn Navy Yard and introducing the stories of the generations of men and women who served or worked there or live in the surrounding areas and who are now creating the future. Today’s gallery showcases videos of cutting-edge businesses and industries of today. BLDG 92 is the only building of the Navy Yard that is publicly accessible. The 9,500 square-foot building was designed in 1857, and is now connected to a new 24,000 square-foot addition.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard offers a series of tours like walking or bus or bike tours. It all depends on what you would like to focus on: history, technology or art. Whichever one you decide, this will definitely be an exciting day learning about history, art, new sustainable technology and cutting-edge businesses.
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