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Brooklyn Bridge Park Update

Jessica Dailey reports for Curbed. [A rendering of the renovated Empire Stores and the theater at the historic Tobacco Warehouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park.] Thursday October 31st marked the start of construction to turn the empty Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park into a new home for the theater group St. Ann's Warehouse. The development includes an 18,000-square-foot building by Marvel Architects that will hold a flexible performance space and a 1,000-square-foot multi-use community space. The building's lobby will face the water, with the preserved arches framing the park. A 7,600-square-foot triangle space will turned into an open-air, walled birch tree grove by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates. Park officials also said that construction will soon start on the parkland expansions at Main Street and John Street. Next year, the John Street site will also see work begin on a 47-unit apartment building with cultural and retail space on the ground floor. [A rendering of the new Empire Stores Rooftop at Brooklyn Bridge Park.] [A rendering of the new Tobacco Warehouse theater, managed by St. Ann's Warehouse, at Brooklyn Bridge Park.] [ A map showing all elements of Brooklyn Bridge Park.]  

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