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The project is to redevelop the Historic Tobacco Warehouse on the Brooklyn Waterfront into the new home for St. Ann’s Warehouse.


PROJECT SITE

The Historic Tobacco Warehouse is in Brooklyn Bridge Park centered between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. The Warehouse is located in the area of the park historically known as Empire Fulton Ferry. Empire Stores, a five story warehouse building, is located to the east of the site along Dock Street. Also adjacent to the site is the restored historic Jane’s Carousel. To the south of the site the Dock Street Development is currently under construction and will rise to 18 stories overlooking the Tobacco Warehouse. 38 Water Street: Previous location of St. Ann’s Warehouse (2000-2012) 29 Jay Street: Current location of St. Ann’s Warehouse (2012-present)


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SITE Aerial view of Tobacco Warehouse, Brooklyn Bridge Park, 38 Water Street, & 29 Jay Street


HISTORIC DEVELOPMENT The project site consists of portions of two former warehouse structures located within the Fulton Ferry National Register Historic (NR) District (the structures are also located in the New York City窶電esignated Fulton Ferry Historic District). The buildings were constructed c. 1860, and are listed as contributing resources within the historic district. As originally constructed, the two buildings were each 5-stories tall and rectangular in plan. The existing building has undergone three very significant alterations that have resulted in its current two-story trapezoidal form. The first major alteration came between 1907 and 1920, when the western portion of the original five-story structure was demolished to make room for New Dock Street, which runs at an angle from Water Street towards the East River. By 1920, New Dock Street was mapped underneath the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Tobacco Warehouse had assumed its current trapezoidal footprint. By the 1920s, the building was being used by Arbuckle Brothers for warehousing, presumably unrelated to tobacco inspection. The second major alteration occurred between 1929 and 1974, and involved the removal of the top three stories of the remaining building. The exact date and reason for this alteration is not known, but in the mid-20th Century, many industrial buildings in Brooklyn were cut down in height in response to insurance requirements for the sprinklering of upper floors. It was cheaper to reduce a building to two stories than it was to sprinkler the whole building. Historic Narrative by Higgins Quasebarth & Partners, LLC


RECENT DEVELOPMENT In 1974, the Fulton Ferry Historic District was listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places. In 1977 the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission designated a local historic of the same name. At the time of listing, the Tobacco Warehouse was a two-story building, with its roof and internal floor structure intact. In 1978, both the Tobacco Warehouse and the adjacent Empire Stores were acquired by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and incorporated into the EmpireFulton Ferry State Park. By the early 1990s, after a series of failed attempts to rehabilitate the Tobacco Warehouse and the adjacent Empire Stores for new uses, the Tobacco Warehouse lay in a near-ruinous state. Interior floor structure and portions of the roof had collapsed, and the exterior masonry wall was in very poor condition, with many structural issues. In the late 1990s, NYS Parks removed the building’s roof, floor structure and window coverings, leaving a shell of two-story walls. At the time, the roof and floors were substantially failed and the window openings were covered with non-historic material. Based on historic documentation, it does not appear that the openings ever had any type of window glazing system. Historic Narrative by Higgins Quasebarth & Partners, LLC


SITE PLAN

View from Main Street boat lauch looking west towards the site. Jane’s carousel is on the right and Empire stores are to the left of the site.


East River

Jane’s Carousel

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Picnic Grove

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TRIANGLE GARDEN

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WATERFRONT

Empire Stores

STREET

38 Water Street


ACCESS

OLD DOCK

view corridor

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LOBBY

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COMMUNITY ROOM

WATERFRONT

THEATER

LOBBY The lobby will be accessed from three sides Dock Street, Waterfront, and Triangle. COMMUNITY ROOM The community room has direct access from Brooklyn Bridge Park and from the triangle through the vestibule. STAGE DOOR The Stage Door is at the back of the triangle. This door allows access to the back of house spaces and the administrative offices on the mezzanine level. LOADING

Loading for the Theater space will be along Water Street. WATER

STREET


View of Lobby Space


OLD DOCK STREET ENTRANCE WATERFRONT

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LOBBY

THEATER

WATER

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View of Entrance at Old Dock Street


TRIANGLE GARDEN ENTRANCE WATERFRONT

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OLD DOCK

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STREET

LOBBY

THEATER

WATER

STREET


VESTIBULE & VIEW CORRIDOR

The view above is of the vestibule that is entered from the triangle. This double height entry space celebrates the existing masonry openings with a framed view of the Brooklyn Bridge. The view to the right is of the heater space that maintains the continous view through the building from Water Street to the Park.


WATERFRONT


View of Waterfront Facade looking South


WATER STREET


EXTERIOR MATERIALS EXTERIOR BRICK

GLASS BRICK

ALUMINUM & GLASS

PERFORATED METAL


INTERIOR MATERIALS INTERIOR BRICK

STEEL

PLYWOOD


COMMUNITY ROOM

42’-8”

23’-9”

SEATS: 105

STANDING: 140

SEATS: 104

The community room located at the north west corner of the building will be open for public use. Approximately 1,000 SF of space is conveniently located next the triangle with direct access to the park. The space will have an oversize sliding acoustic partition that will allow the space to become part of the lobby. It will also used as a second performance space for St. Ann’s Warehouse.


View of Community Room


TRIANGLE GARDEN

NEW DOCK STREET

ST. ANN’S PERFORMANCE SPACE

Phase II Project: Proposed Landscape plan for Public Triangle Space by MIchael Van Valkenberg Associates


GROUND FLOOR PLAN

production office

GARDEN

restrooms

community room

main performance space

WATER

STREET

dressing room

WATERFRONT

TRIANGLE

box office

390 seats

313 seats

OLD

DOCK

STREET

storage

lobby


MEZZANINE FLOOR PLAN

community room below

offices

main performance space below

390 seats

313 seats

control room

lobby below


CATWALK / MECHANICAL

mechanical

catwalk access


ROOF PLAN

mechanical bulkhead EL. 22’-8”

warehouse roof EL. 31’-5”


EXTERIOR ELEVATIONS

EL. 31’-5”

EL. 24’-0”

EL. 0’-0” (+7.29’)

WATER STREET ELEVATION

EL. 31’-5”

EL. 24’-0”

EL. 0’-0” (+7.29’)

OLD DOCK STREET ELEVATION


EL. 31’-5”

EL. 24’-0”

EL. 0’-0” (+7.29’)

WATERFRONT ELEVATION

EL. 31’-5”

EL. 24’-0”

EL. 0’-0” (+7.29’)

TRIANGLE ELEVATION


INTERIOR ELEVATIONS EL. 29’-6”

EL. 29’-6”

EL. 0’-0”

EL. 29’-6”

EL. 0’-0”

LOBBY (SOUTH)

LOBBY/ THEATER (EAST)

EL. 0’-0”

THEATER (SOUTH)

LOBBY (NORTH)


main performance space

lobby storage

LONGITUDINAL SECTION

LOBBY/ THEATER (WEST)

EL. 31’-5” mechanical

EL. 24’-0” (varies) offices

dressing rooms

CROSS SECTION

main performance space

EL. 0’-0” (+7.29’)


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