Transformative Movement of the Site.
These texts document the public closing of the terminal as an army terminal and also the city investing in the location as a potential for profit. The public was not engaged with the location much outside of the announcement of its closing.
Source: Brooklyn Public Library
Perspective Drawings in retrospect to the times of 1777, 1937, 1997, 2037
Guess and assume that it was a rural shoreline.
The building remained within the same seeming standards, however within the realm of 1997, the building was deteriorating and crumbling within.
A more refined and open space with large windows if the space was turned into a more public space.