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Manufacturing / Real estate

Building 77 opens at Brooklyn Navy Yard promising a new future of urban industry

Mayor Bill de Blasio opened up the 1-million-square-foot complex at a ceremony Friday night.

A rendering of Building 77 at the Navy Yard. (Image courtesy of Marvel Architects)

Building 77 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard will have more than a million square feet of space on the Brooklyn waterfront for businesses in the industrial and manufacturing sectors, making it one of the largest openings of its kind in decades in the borough.

The building’s tenants will include SITU Studio, a fabrication and design studio, film production company Casual Films, which is moving from Greenpoint, and startup incubator 1776NY, which has been in a temporary space in another Navy Yard building for the past two years.

In total, 29 tenants have signed leases for the building.

“We believe that the future of tech and manufacturing are going to intersect in places like New York,” David Ehrenberg, the president and CEO of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, told us last year in an interview last year about his vision for the space. “With the internet of things or medical devices, that embedding of tech into every product is really just beginning in some ways. We want to be that spot in New York where these things intersect. To do that we believe we have to operate the Yard as a true 21st-century business hub.”

The city, which owns the building, expects the complex to bring 3,000 jobs in total.

Renovations on the building cost $185 million.

Series: Brooklyn

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