Dock 72 needed some good news — and it got it.

Developers Boston Properties and Rudin snared Pratt Institute as a new tenant. The 62,570 square-foot lease will bring to the Brooklyn Navy Yard cutting-edge waterfront office building Pratt’s new MFA studios, which will have the entire third floor.

The venerable private college will move its graduate facilities for fine arts and photography from the Pfizer Building at 630 Flushing Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Pratt expects to move into its new space, which boasts an abundance of natural light and panoramic views, in the fall.

Pratt already had a 20,000 square-foot Research Yard at the Navy Yard.

“Expanding our footprint in the Navy Yard provides our graduate fine arts and photography students with exceptional studios and access to a powerful community of diverse creatives and professionals,” said Pratt president Frances Bronet.

Other Dock 72 tenants include design firm Huge and digital culinary hub Food52.

But what happens next is uncertain at Dock 72, with a striking, ship-like design and “cool factor” features to spare. 


Dock 72 at Brooklyn Navy Yard
Dock 72 at Brooklyn Navy Yard

Pratt already had a 20,000 square-foot Research Yard at the Navy Yard.
Pratt already had a 20,000 square-foot Research Yard at the Navy Yard. Paul Martinka

Boston and Rudin opened the 675,000 square-foot project in 2019, with troubled WeWork as its 200,000 square-foot anchor tenant.

But WeWork filed for bankruptcy in November and stopped making rent payments, Boston said at the time. 

A spokesperson for the developers said, “All we can share is that WeWork continues to operate in the building.”

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