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Tickets are now on sale for the Architectural League’s 2011 Beaux Arts Ball! The Ball, an annual benefit for the programs of the League (that includes Urban Omnibus), is an event not to be missed. Each year, the event is held in an architecturally-significant space that is re-invented and re-imagined, for one night only, by a team of creative young designers. Check out photos from past events here to get a taste of the unforgettable environments and spaces that have played host to the party in recent years. Buy your tickets today, and come dance, eat, drink and chat with us on September 17th at the Brooklyn Army Terminal!
Beaux Arts Ball 2011: Transport
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Brooklyn Army Terminal
140 58th Street
Brooklyn, New York
9pm to 1am
Environment by Leong Leong with Jiminie Ha
Music by A R P and Jon Santos
Drinks and light fare
Dress: Loading Dock Chic
To purchase tickets or for more information, click here.
UPDATE: SOLD OUT! Tickets are no longer available for the Beaux Arts Ball.
About the Brooklyn Army Terminal
Designed by Cass Gilbert (one of the founders, in 1881, of the Architectural League), the Brooklyn Army Terminal opened in September 1919 and was the largest military supply base in the United States through World War II. Set on 95 acres on the waterfront in Sunset Park, the complex of buildings was built using girderless, steel-reinforced, concrete slabs. At the time of its construction, its system of 96 centrally-controlled elevators was the largest of its kind in the country. The atrium, a soaring volume of 4 million cubic feet bisected by railroad tracks that carried soldiers in and out of the building, is lined with staggered concrete balconies from which supplies were loaded and unloaded by mobile cranes that ran along the roofline. The Brooklyn Army Terminal reached the pinnacle of its fame in 1958 when Elvis Presley was deployed to Germany from there, an event that attracted thousands of fans and photojournalists. In 1981, the City of New York bought the Brooklyn Army Terminal from the federal government. Today it is home to a diverse mix of high tech, cultural, and financial services companies.
Image: Brooklyn Army Terminal as photographed in October 1949 by Andreas Feininger. (Courtesy of Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
The views expressed here are those of the authors only and do not reflect the position of The Architectural League of New York.