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Brooklyn honors brightest and best building projects.

At the 2005 Building Brooklyn Awards, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce honored 15 new construction and renovation projects in Brooklyn that have had a positive impact on the borough's economy and quality of life.

The 15 winners in categories ranging from "Affordable Housing" to "Retail" and "Education" represent more than $473 million in investments in the borough of Brooklyn.

The 5th Annual Building Brooklyn Awards, held at the Brooklyn Museum on June 28, also honored Shaun Donovan, Commissioner, NYC Housing Preservation and Development, and John Griffith, Executive Vice President, Target Corporation.

The two individuals were recognized for their significant contributions toward enhancing the business conditions and economic climate of Brooklyn.

"The Brooklyn Chamber is proud to salute the 15 winning projects and Commissioner Donovan and Mr. Griffith for their efforts to promote Brooklyn's economic prosperity," said Brooklyn Chamber President Kenneth Adams.

"The honorees are part of a wave of major construction and development that is occurring across the borough in all sectors from residential to commercial to retail.

"The Building Brooklyn Awards are a way to recognize the individuals and organizations who continue to build their dreams in Brooklyn."

The 15 winning construction projects include:

Brooklyn Museum Entry Pavilion & Plaza in the Arts and Culture category (Crown Heights).

Williamsburgh Branch Library Renovation & Rehabilitation in the Community Facility category (Williamsburgh).

The Packer Collegiate Institute in the Education category (Brooklyn Heights).

Steiner Studios in the Industrial category (Brooklyn Navy Yard).

80 Arts, The James E. Davis Arts Building and Sound Portraits Production, both in the Office category (Fort Greene).

Parade Ground in Prospect Park in the Parks and Open Spaces category (Prospect Park).

Stillwell Avenue Subway Terminal in the Public Works category (Coney Island).

Show House, 380 Lewis Avenue in the Residential--Affordable Housing category (Bedford-Stuyvesant).

342 Sackett Street in the Residential--1 to 5 Dwellings category (Carroll Gardens).

The Ice House, 1024 Dean Street in the Residential--Multi-Family category (Crown Heights).

Prattstore in the Retail--Building category (Clinton Hill).

West Elm, d.u.m.b.o in the Retail--Storefront category (DUMBO).

Trey Whitfield School received Honorable Mention for Unique Community Impact (East New York).

Atlantic Terminal Retail received Honorable Mention for Unique Economic Impact (Fort Greene).

During the reception guests had a chance to select their favorite project from among the 15 winning construction projects for the "People's Choice Award."

The Bridge Street Development Corporation Show House received the award.

The Building Brooklyn Awards are hosted by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

Winners are chosen by a nine-member panel of architects, city planners, economic development experts and business leaders.
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Title Annotation:Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Publication:Real Estate Weekly
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Date:Jul 13, 2005
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