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The purpose of this paper will be to make a case for adaptive re-use as a sustainable and valuable way to preserve historic buildings, while simultaneously providing the community with useful structures. This will be done by examining three New York armories as a case study, two of which have been readapted while the other is under negotiation. After evaluating the first two armories, the Park Avenue Armory on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and the Park Slope Armory in Park Slope, Brooklyn, this research will then be applied to the incomplete Kingsbridge Armory. To fully comprehend the value of preserving each armory, it is important to consult the different arguments concerning historic preservation methods, as well as their role in achieving landmark status for building. Finally, it is instrumental to examine the history of their origins, as well as how each armory has reintegrated back into their respective communities after they have been repurposed.
Rossmere, Eve, ""From Military Space to Community Space: The Readaptation and Reuse of New York's Armories"" (2012). African & African American Studies Senior Theses. 13.