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We toured Dock 72 - a massive, flashy office in Brooklyn that will have WeWork as its biggest tenant. Here's what we saw.

Dock 72's unique shape, easily visible from the ferry, was created by S9 Architecture to connect with the naval history of the Yard. It is one of many features that highlights the location's history.

Dock 72's unique shape, easily visible from the ferry, was created by S9 Architecture to connect with the naval history of the Yard. It is one of many features that highlights the location's history.
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The Brooklyn Navy Yard ferry stop, opened early this year, is on the Astoria line and connects the Yard to Queens as well as the financial district and midtown Manhattan.

The Brooklyn Navy Yard ferry stop, opened early this year, is on the Astoria line and connects the Yard to Queens as well as the  financial district and midtown Manhattan.
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The Navy Yard has self-driving cars, powered by Optimus Ride, that run a loop through to bring ferry riders throughout the space.

The Navy Yard has self-driving cars, powered by Optimus Ride, that run a loop through to bring ferry riders throughout the space.
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A cannon, found during excavation, is used as a decorative accent in space outside the building.

A cannon, found during excavation, is used as a decorative accent in space outside the building.
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A mural, painted by apprentices from Creative Art Work, lines one side of the outdoor space. The mural is intended to reflect a Brooklyn aesthetic, situating Dock 72 in a specific place.

A mural, painted by apprentices from Creative Art Work, lines one side of the outdoor space. The mural is intended to reflect a Brooklyn aesthetic, situating Dock 72 in a specific place.
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The first floor of the building features a large, open staircase leading to a second floor with a balcony. The first floor also includes a cafeteria which will be open to anyone with access to the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

The first floor of the building features a large, open staircase leading to a second floor with a balcony. The first floor also includes a cafeteria which will be open to anyone with access to the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
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There are four murals on the first floor that provide the backdrop for casual sitting space. Each mural connects to the history of the project and the Navy Yard in some way. This New-Deal style mural shows a boat being built.

There are four murals on the first floor that provide the backdrop for casual sitting space. Each mural connects to the history of the project and the Navy Yard in some way. This New-Deal style mural shows a boat being built.
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Dock72 is 16 floors tall. The office space has windows that offer panoramic views of Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Dock72 is 16 floors tall. The office space has windows that offer panoramic views of Brooklyn and Manhattan.
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A view of downtown Brooklyn. WeWork will occupy all of floors seven and eight, as well as the western halves of floors three to six.

A view of downtown Brooklyn. WeWork will occupy all of floors seven and eight, as well as the western halves of floors three to six.
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The building is only 90 feet wide. No desk will be more than 45 feet away from a window.

The building is only 90 feet wide. No desk will be more than 45 feet away from a window.
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Six of the floors have outdoor terraces, with space to catch a breath at the office, or even, on some of the larger terraces, to have a meeting.

Six of the floors have outdoor terraces, with space to catch a breath at the office, or even, on some of the larger terraces, to have a meeting.
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From the terraces, you can see the Navy Yard, which houses projects like the New Lab startup hub.

From the terraces, you can see the Navy Yard, which houses projects like the New Lab startup hub.

Read more about the New Lab here.

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A view of lower Manhattan from a terrace.

A view of lower Manhattan from a terrace.
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A view of midtown Manhattan and the still-functioning parts of the Navy Yard.

A view of midtown Manhattan and the still-functioning parts of the Navy Yard.
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There's a still functioning drydock next to the building.

There's a still functioning drydock next to the building.
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The building also has a view of Steiner Studios, the largest film studio outside of California and another large tenant of the Navy Yard.

The building also has a view of Steiner Studios, the largest film studio outside of California and another large tenant of the Navy Yard.
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The top floor will a conference space that will be usable by residents of the building. It will be bookable through Rudin's already-operating Nantum App, which will gain more features when Dock 72 opens.

The top floor will a conference space that will be usable by residents of the building. It will be bookable through Rudin's already-operating Nantum App, which will gain more features when Dock 72 opens.
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An unfinished entryway to the building has the name of every ship built in the Navy Yard written onto it.

An unfinished entryway to the building has the name of every ship built in the Navy Yard written onto it.
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The building is close to other new businesses in the Navy Yard, like the new Russ & Daughters restaurant housed in Building 77.

The building is close to other new businesses in the Navy Yard, like the new Russ & Daughters restaurant housed in Building 77.
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A detailed view of the building's window design.

A detailed view of the building's window design.
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Dock 72 is built above the ground, and supported by V-shaped columns to lift the building one foot above the 100-year flood line. In the case of flooding, the water would flow underneath the building.

 Dock 72 is built above the ground, and supported by V-shaped columns to lift the building one foot above the 100-year flood line. In the case of flooding, the water would flow underneath the building.

The connection between this plan and Rudin and WeWork's original post-flood partnership at 110 Wall Street is totally coincidental.

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Dock 72 standing side-by-side with a boat, blending with the Navy Yard.

Dock 72 standing side-by-side with a boat, blending with the Navy Yard.
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