THE HALL: Brooklyn’s Workplace Campus

A LEGACY OF INNOVATION

Built in Wallabout, an important industrial area of the 19th and 20th centuries, 47 Hall Street’s history is deeply rooted in innovation, engineering and manufacturing. The campus housed the Mergenthaler Linotype Company - one of Brooklyn’s largest employers of the 20th century - which produced a type of printing press. Many of the buildings make use of the revolutionary Kahn System made famous by industrial architect Albert Kahn, whose brother Julius patented the reinforced concrete system that enabled for greater open building spans and safer, better fire protection.

Albert Kahn designed many significant buildings, including Detroit’s famous art deco Fisher Building and Ford’s River Rouge plant, at one time the world’s largest factory. Only a handful of Kahn buildings remain in New York City.

Given its rich heritage, it is perfectly fitting that 47 Hall will now be home to tenants working on the cutting edge of design, media and other industries.

The Hall linotype

Building Specifications

  • GENERAL

LOCATION

One entire block bound by Hall Street, Flushing Avenue, Ryerson Street, and Park Avenue; nestled between the BQE and the Brooklyn Navy Yard

YEAR BUILT

1890 - 1927

ARCHITECT

Select buildings by Albert Kahn; restoration by Marvel Architects

RENOVATION

Full campus restoration including facade, infrastructure, and exterior grounds

BUILDING SIZE

674,000

CEILING HEIGHTS

12 feet - 17 feet

TRANSPORTATION

Located along the Brooklyn Greenway bike path, the new Brooklyn Navy Yard ferry terminal, several bus stops, and a short walk from the G train

POINTS OF ENTRY

Three new lobbies with access from Hall Street

AMENITIES

Curated retail and amenity experience; partnerships with ride sharing and other lifestyle conveniences

TELECOM

WiredScore Gold Certified; (Targeting Platinum Certification)

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