Constructed in 2004, Harbor Charlie was a new 16,000 square foot facility for the New York City Harbor Police located at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, a former military installation listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Sponsored by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the new marine police headquarters was commissioned as part of waterfront development in the industrial complex.
Architects Li/Saltzman's design, inspired by the Terminals historic pier warehouses, utilizes a amalgamation of masonry headhouse and metal shed. The building accommodates scuba facilities, offices, an exercise and fitness center, meeting rooms, computer labs, telecommunications facilities, harbor equipment and storage areas. Signage and security features include, perimeter fencing, cameras, lighting and bullet proof construction; all of which form an integral part of the building design. The new building provides the harbor police with a highly efficient modern facility appropriate to its historic setting.
- CM: O’Brien Kreitzberg
- Architect: Li Saltzman Architects
- Contract Value: $5 Million