Friday, April 19, 2013

Designs for Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse Unveiled at Thursday Night CB2 Meeting

Rogers Marvel Architects
Jonathan Marvel of Rogers Marvel Architects presented to a Community Board 2 subcommittee Thursday night a revamped design for St. Ann's Warehouse, a theater to be built inside the iconic roofless Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

According to Curbed, the design calls for an 18,000-square-foot building with "a flexible performance space" and a "view corridor" looking out at the park and the water.

According to Theatermania, the plan also includes a 1,000-square-foot multi-use space for local artists and community groups.

Also included is a 7,600-square-foot open space designed by Michael Van Valkenberg Associates and "imagined as a walled birch tree grove."

Rogers Marvel Architects
After much controversy and a lawsuit, last year a a deal was cut to turn over the Civil-War era Tobacco Warehouse and next door Empire Stores -- public property -- to the private St. Ann's Warehouse theater in exchange for a plot of city-owned land under the Manhattan Bridge.

Previous Posts:
- Tobacco Warehouse and Empire Stores Swapped for Land Under Manhattan Bridge
- Saint Ann's Warehouse a Go -- Again -- at DUMBO's Tobacco Warehouse
- Three Brooklyn Heights Association Members Resign in Tobacco Warehouse Flap
- When the Tobacco Warehouse Had a Roof
- Handing Over Tobacco Warehouse in DUMBO 'Insulting': Flemming
- RFP Issued for Tobacco Warehouse in DUMBO
- Tobacco Warehouse, Acute Corner, DUMBO

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Anonymous said...

Terrible. Leave it as it is!

mcbrooklyn said...

We're in agreement. We see stark beauty, they see an empty space to fill.