Brooklyn Army Terminal

Brooklyn Army Terminal 1 by Karen Johnson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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I attended Open House New York the other weekend which is a fantastic event that happens every October.  It is the one time you can gain access to buildings that are generally closed to the public.  Last year I photographed the TWA terminal at JFK Airport and this year I went to the Brooklyn Army Terminal.  The Brooklyn Army Terminal was built by the Federal Government in 1918 on 97 acres in the Sunset Park Region of Brooklyn.  The terminal was known as the US Army Military Ocean Terminal and during World War II the terminal was used to ship 85% of the equipment and personnel overseas.  The most famous person to depart from this terminal was Elvis Presley in 1958 for his tour of duty in Germany with the Third Armored Division.  Today the terminal is owned and managed by New York City and has been renovated to encompass 4 million square feet of premier commercial and light industrial building space. Let’s just say its huge!

This is my favorite space inside which shows the glass ceiling with an old army railroad train that was used to either ship personnel or equipment into the terminal.

 

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One of the old army trains.

Brooklyn Army Terminal 2 by Karen Johnson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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Looking out towards the docks on the East River. This is such a great space and I was grateful for the opportunity to be allowed onto the grounds to see it.

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22 thoughts on “Brooklyn Army Terminal

  1. Karen, you certainly have mad photographic skills. these pictures are wonderful. Oh, the stories that terminal could tell.

  2. These are great,!
    I was there for the GO Brooklyn Art Festival when artists opened up their studios. The art was disappointing. The building certainly not.
    During World War II, and especially built for this purpose, all war material made in the US was brought here by train and then shipped to Europe. After the War, Germany stayed occupied and US soldiers did their military service there. They left from the pier at these buildings. The most famous one to leave from here certainly was Elvis Presley.

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