Inside New Lab, an 84,000-Square-Foot Tech Paradise in Brooklyn | Vanity Fair

Aug 13, 2016
Left, New Lab, a collaborative workspace for emerging technology in robotics, artificial intelligence, and design, has just opened in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, once the epicenter of American shipbuilding. Now the refurbished warehouse is a harbor for innovation once again; Right, founders Scott Cohen and David Belt. Photographs by Floto & Warner.

Left, New Lab, a collaborative workspace for emerging technology in robotics, artificial intelligence, and design, has just opened in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, once the epicenter of American shipbuilding. Now the refurbished warehouse is a harbor for innovation once again; Right, founders Scott Cohen and David Belt.
Photographs by Floto & Warner.

Nearly a century ago, Building 128 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard was a hub of military innovation—tens of thousands of workers toiling by the water, building parts for ships used in both World Wars. This month, the building reopens as New Lab, a hub for a different kind of innovation, an 84,000-square-foot space filled with 350 hardware engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs delving into robotics, artificial intelligence, and nanotechnology

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Inside New Lab, an 84,000-Square-Foot Tech Paradise in Brooklyn
The collaborative workspace for emerging technology in robotics, artificial intelligence, and design, has just opened at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
by Emily Jane Fox
September 2016 issue