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Sunset Park Materials Recycling Facility – Brooklyn, New York, USA

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SIMS Municipal Recycling  Sims Municipal Recycling

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Building: Sunset Park Materials Recycling Facility
Location: 30th Street Pier of South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT)
Architect: Selldorf Architects
Operated by: Sims Municipal Recycling

AE Interests: LEED Certified, 98 percent of the complex made out of recycled steel; has an education center, classrooms, offices, a theater, and a large outdoor terrace with views to Lower Manhattan as well as a recycling plant; processes and markets more than 200,000 tons of plastic, glass, and metal each year; protection against a rise in sea-level significantly above city requirements; site fill is made from a recycled glass, asphalt, and rock composite.

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Written by Arlene Ellwood

September 8, 2015 at 2:20 pm

Posted in Built

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