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©Courtesy of Brooklyn Nets The Mathews Nielsen-designed courtyard hosting a public event. The Brooklyn Nets' practice court, part of an 88,000-square-foot training facility and hospital for special surgery, designed by MANICA Architecture with Mancini*Duffy as architect-of-record. business. Crofton also notes the sense of community within the Food Hall. Like neighbors, tenants collaborate and borrow ingredients - but, instead of the proverbial cup, he says, "we borrow 50 pounds of sugar!" One of the most unusual tenants of Industry City, the Brooklyn Nets, opened a new 88,000-square-foot training facility and hospital for special surgery here earlier this year. Designed by MANICA Architecture with Mancini*Duffy as architect-of-record, the facility occupies the top floor and a rooftop entertainment space in Building 19, with panoramic views toward downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn. uniquely designed to cater to different uses and activities, and "Innovation Alley," a central north-south cross-building circulation spine designed by S9 Architecture that connects tenant communal spaces and amenities. Industry City has also developed a clever raised sidewalk with integrated parallel loading docks to improve movement for both pedestrians and delivery trucks. According to Eric Goeres, general manager of The Drive, the shared public areas enable Time Inc. employees to mingle with other tenants, creating a sense of community. Kimball agrees, calling the areas "real gamechangers" - where "creative ecosystems can take root and thrive." The courtyards also provide a public face to Industry City through regularly programmed public events, installations, and performances. Kimball and his team have only begun. When Belvedere Capital and Jamestown Properties came on as managing partners at Industry City in 2013, they faced $300-million in deferred maintenance accumulated over 50 years. Since then, Industry City has begun to revive the buildings' infrastructure with electrical upgrades, elevator replacements, and the replacement of 18,000 windows, in addition to ongoing public-realm improvements. Meanwhile, employment at Industry City has more than doubled from 1,900 to more than 4,000. The longterm goal is 20,000 jobs by 2025. "Creative ecosystems" Industry City's buildings were originally designed with a great deal of operational specificity. Configured as a series of Ushaped, block-long structures designed to receive rail freight in the central courtyard and ship via horse-drawn street carts, and eventually trucks on the exterior streets, the architecture is imbued with an infrastructural logic that gives it grain and character. This urban spatial structure also breaks down the complex into a series of neighborhoods, while simultaneously gathering them into a larger campus. Today this campus structure is being reimagined by Industry City through a number of public-realm improvements, including communal courtyards, each Authenticity + Innovation: Architecture Repurposed To achieve this, the management team is engaged in ongoing discussions with the city and local community about zoning changes. First, managers are proposing to rezone their properties from an M3 heavy industry to an M1 light manufacturing designation, which would allow the expansion of retail and the integration of university-based academic facilities, which they consider a critical component of their vision. Second, they are investigating opportunities to incorporate a hotel and conference space to serve the growing business community. Kimball believes that Industry City's "great sense of history and authenticity that speaks to the last great era of manufacturing and industry in New York City" will connect it to "a new, very different era of manufacturing that is quickly becoming the backbone of the city's economy." < GREGORY J. HALEY, AIA, AICP, LEED AP, an associate with Grimshaw Architects, is an architect and urban designer based in NYC. Fall 2016 Oculus 41

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Oculus - Fall 2016

First Words Letter from the President
Letter from the Editor
Center for Architecture
One Block Over
Opener: Authenticity and Innovation
Civic Purpose Repurposed: Brooklyn
Civic Purpose Repurposed: Bronx
A Study in Contrasts
WeLive on Wall Street
A Preservation Paradox
Industrial Strength
Innovation Rooted in History
In Print
97-Year Watch
Last Words
Index to Advertisers
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Oculus - Fall 2016 - A Study in Contrasts
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