Plans have been unveiled for renovation work on Downtown Brooklyn's Cadman Park Plaza and the Brooklyn War Memorial located within, which would finally reopen the disused structure more than 25 years after its closure. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams made the announcement at an event held Tuesday in celebration of Veteran's Day. The new plan as it stands will provide for 27,600 square feet of programmable space for the memorial, and 4.7 acres of re-envisioned park space in Cadman Park. The renovations are all part of the Brooklyn Strand, a proposal calling for infrastructure that would connect and create 40 acres of parkland and green spaces between Brooklyn Bridge Park and Cadman Park Plaza (to the tune of $60 million). "We owe it to our borough's veterans to get the Brooklyn War Memorial right, and I have committed capital dollars to rightfully restoring this monument for those who honorably served our nation in World War II," said Adams.
The project is a collaboration between the Borough President's office as well as the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and the Cadman Park Conservancy. The War Memorial closed 25 years ago because it was not ADA-compliant. The renovations would fix that problem, and bring in a visitor's and exhibition center, a roof terrace and event space, a new elevator, and a restore the Wall of Honor.
· Renovation Proposal [BBP Eric Adams]
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