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BBB’s restoration gives the historic Red Star Line inspection station new life as a museum that celebrates the emigrant experience.

BBB’s design for a new, mixed-use facility on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor creates a lively, urban waterfront environment while remaining sympathetic to the surrounding industrial buildings.

Rehabilitation of a historic 1906 factory building in Queens, one of the first cast-in-place concrete structures in New York City.

BBB designed the conversion of a WWII-era storage facility and former warehouse into a state-of-the-art commercial and light manufacturing building at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

BBB is designing several additions to the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk to allow for expansion of marine life exhibits, a movie theater, and new entrance lobbies at the waterfront complex.

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The Bronx Chamber of Commerce presented its Adaptive Reuse Award for the Banknote Building, designed by BBB, at its Inaugural Building Awards ceremony held on October 29. BBB’s adaptive reuse of the landmark 1909 printing plant in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the Bronx creates a vibrant, mixed-use hub that supports the revitalization of the surrounding community and celebrates the area’s history.

The Following Function series explores projects in Europe and the US that pioneer the creative reuse of redundant industrial sites, and considers the implications for heritage conservation and post-industrial communities.

Detroit has become a symbol of post-industrial distress. Ruin voyeurs photograph scenes of overwhelming decay and the uncanny incursion of nature into spaces once dedicated to the manmade. But just as they overlook the underlying sadness of dereliction, so they ignore the vibrancy of an active city with a population working to translate loss into opportunity.

During the week of September 7th, Miriam Kelly attended the sixteenth international congress of the International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage (TICCIH) in Lille, France. TICCIH is the world organization for industrial heritage, promoting international cooperation toward the preservation and interpretation of industrial heritage as a cultural resource.

As a follow up to her Cuba trip to present at the VIII Latin American Colloquium on the Industrial Heritage, architect Kett Murphy published the following conference report in The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage (TICCIH) quarterly bulletin.

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