A High-Tech Home for Multimillion-Dollar Works of Art

Published: August 24, 2009. The New York Times

Over the decades, Red Hook, Brooklyn, has been home to many things: a brawny, corrupt waterfront; free-range prostitution; a sprawling housing project once pocked by drugs and gunfire; artists seeking space and the hunters of cool who inevitably follow them.

Now the neighborhood is about to land one of its odder residents — an enormous, high-tech warehouse with security worthy of James Bond, all to protect the multimillion-dollar artworks, manuscripts, furniture and even rare cars that Christie’s, the upscale auction house, plans to store on the docks.

Christie’s, the auction house, is renovating a warehouse in Red Hook, Brooklyn, to store valuables for collectors and dealers.

Christie’s, the auction house, is renovating a warehouse in Red Hook, Brooklyn, to store valuables for collectors and dealers.

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One Response to A High-Tech Home for Multimillion-Dollar Works of Art

  1. kseverny says:

    sounds like a cool idea

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