Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

The Bush Terminal site has tremendous historical significance for New York City and helped establish Brooklyn as a major seaport destination on the Brooklyn waterfront.

Industry City Bush Terminal History

Constructed by Irving T. Bush starting in 1895, the site expanded to be the largest multi-tenant industrial property in the United States. At one point, the site employed as many as 25,000 workers in shipping, warehousing and manufacturing for the textile, automotive and machinery industries, among others.

Bush Terminal contributed to the war effort during World War I and World War II and housed illustrious tenants including Topps, which produced baseball cards at the facility. Bush Terminal operated through 1974 and was renamed Industry City in the mid-1980s.

The Future of Industry City Bush Terminal

Dedicated to preserving Bush Terminal’s industrial heritage and innovative spirit while providing a destination where 21st century businesses can prosper, Industry City has launched a full-scale 10-year renovation plan that will include repaving the streets that separate the property's buildings, bulkhead renovation to the buildings that line the Brooklyn waterfront, installation of overhead power distribution and buss ducts, and a complete modernization of the property's 150 elevators.