The Brooklyn Army Terminal (BAT) is a prime location for industrial companies and a critically important site for good industrial companies looking to grow and expand in New York City. Constructed by the military in 1918, BAT served as the largest military supply in the United States through World War II. At its most heavily trafficked period during WWII, 12,000 military and civilian personnel were employed at BAT, and more than three million troops and 37 million tons of military supplies passed through the facility. Cass Gilbert, known for his Beaux Arts and Gothic style designs like the Woolworth Building, was BAT's principal architect, designing what was, at the time, the largest concrete structure in the world. Since BAT was acquired by the City in 1981, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has invested more than $185 million to transform the facility into a modern, thriving industrial campus, now home to more than 100 tenants with 3,600 employees.
Saturday Tour Info: Tours of the atrium on the hour throughout the afternoon, led by Turnstile Tours, will introduce visitors to the site’s remarkable industrial history.
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