Brooklyn Navy Yard
The Brooklyn Navy Yard dates to 1801, but the site was used for ship building since before the Revolution. Many a famous ship was born from the dry-docks here.
During World War II, when tens of thousands worked here around the clock, the Yard
was one of the mightiest forges of American naval power.
Its strategic importance was such that, in order to prevent covert surveillance from above, the sides of the Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges were shrouded, – and the proposed Brooklyn-Battery Bridge was turned into a Tunnel.
Today it’s a vast industrial semi-wasteland- a desolate complex dotted with rusting warehouses and random junk …
Posted on January 21, 2012, in abandoned, NYC past, photography, Uncategorized and tagged abandoned, brooklyn, brooklyn navy yard, new york, new york city, nyc, urban exploration. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.