10. Navy Green

Image Courtesy of FXCollaborativeCurtis + Ginsberg ArchitectsArchitecture in Formation

The mixed-income residential buildings, retail and green spaces developed by FXCollaborative across from the Brooklyn Navy Yard in Fort Greene sit on the site of a former Navy prison. Built in the 1940s, the Brig as it was called, served as a Navy prison during World War II and then as a detention center when the Navy Yard closed in 1966. The site was then converted into a minimum security prison which was in operation until 1994. The site was briefly used after that by volunteers helping with 9/11 cleanup.

By using green roofs, efficient heating and lighting systems, and local and recycled materials, the FXCollaborative has designed all of the new buildings to achieve LEED Silver ratings.

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