For the first time in over 200 years, the Brooklyn Navy Yard opened its doors to the public to debut a world class museum dedicated to the rich history of the yard. November 15, 2011 marked the opening date for BNY92, located in a former officers quarters on Admiral Row.
Interactive exhibits which include “porthole” viewers (video screens located behind portholes) and a multi-touch, multi-user map table give the visitors a look at the history of the yard both past and present. Milestone events are featured, such as the building of the first dry dock in 1851, a major technical innovation for ship building, the construction of the Monitor, one of Civil War ironclads built in 1862, and the battleship Arizona, which was launched in 1915, BNY has served the country in both war and times of peace.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard today operates as a thriving industrial park with over 40 buildings, 230 tenants and 5,000 employees. As it undertakes the Yard’s greatest expansion since WWII, BNYDC is pursuing its mission to create and retain industrial jobs in New York City with a strong commitment to environmental sustainability and the celebration of the Yard’s rich history.
Videosonic is proud to have both designed the Audio Visual systems that support the exhibit activities and provided the system integration to install the robust, and reliable museum quality technical systems.