7. Brooklyn Army Terminal

The Brooklyn Army Terminal, located in Sunset Park, was the largest military supply base in the United States until World War II. Designed by Cass Gilbert, the architect behind the Woolworth Building, the complex was completed in 1919 and remained in operation until the 1970s. In 1981, the federal government sold the site to New York City, which began leasing the property to businesses.

A multi-decade renovation of the terminal by NYCEDC has transformed it into a light manufacturing and office complex that is home to food startups, biotech companies, artist studios, and more. The grounds have undergone a savvy redesign by WXY Architecture that created a more welcoming outdoor space. Rooftop Films also hosts drive-in movie nights on the terminal’s pier. While many locations at the Brooklyn Army Terminal are no longer abandoned, there are still locations inside that remain in their raw state, including World War II towers on the roof, an abandoned admin building, a skybridge, and more.