Steiner Studios Announces 500,000-Square-Foot Production Facility in Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Rendering of Steiner Studios - Dattner ArchitectsRendering of Steiner Studios - Dattner Architects

Steiner Studios has partnered with Dattner Architects to complete a 500,000-square-foot productions studio at Bush Terminal in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The new facility will arrive as Steiner Studios’ second New York City outpost and its first in the “Made in New York Campus,” which is expected to open in 2021.

The campus is a collaborative effort by the city’s Economic Development Corporation and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment to create a one-stop shop for film and media production, garment manufacturing, and other related service industries. As part of the expanding campus, the Steiner Studios facility will include eight sound stages, production support spaces, and a new parking structure.

As revealed in renderings from Dattner Architects, the new facility will comprise eight neighboring sound stages, dedicated loading docks, a roof-level terrace, and an unspecified six-story building at the northern end of the site.

The production support component will be housed in two existing buildings located at the southern boundary of the facility. The structures will be fully gutted and renovated as needed for its intended use. The new parking structure stands six stories above ground and is positioned between the existing buildings and the primary studio component.

“As our longtime client, we are thrilled to continue our relationship with Steiner Studios and Steiner NYC,” said Dattner Architects in an official description of the project. “We look forward to designing spaces that help contribute to the growth of the city’s creative industry.”

The project is estimated to create approximately 1,800 construction jobs and 2,200 full-time positions. In an effort to contribute to the growth of the surrounding community, Steiner Studios will make contributions toward local workforce-development programs for high school students and non-profit organizations that promote gender equity, diversity, and inclusion in film and television sectors.

While an official project timeline has not been revealed, construction broke ground earlier this year. Total costs for the project reportedly hover around $320 million. New York City agencies have contributed about $15 million toward completion of the development.

Additional components within the greater campus will include a public plaza, an expanded esplanade along Upper Bay, upgraded infrastructure to support the new buildings, and more.

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7 Comments on "Steiner Studios Announces 500,000-Square-Foot Production Facility in Sunset Park, Brooklyn"

  1. Robert Walther | August 23, 2020 at 9:14 am | Reply

    I would be interested to know how this studio will deal with the constant airline noise.

    • It’s not near an airport and there are no helicopters landing near Sunset Park.
      Additionally, they film indoors on soundstages so outdoor sound isn’t a huge concern…

    • There’s no airport near Sunset Park Brooklyn.

      • Jonny schwartz | August 25, 2020 at 3:12 pm | Reply

        LaGuardia airport is nearby and inbound air traffic for one runway practically follows the Gowan’s expressway anyone who’s flown into can testify during peak hours planes flyby every minute possibly


  3. What are the cross streets?

  4. I’ve been to this site a few times recently and haven’t seen any signs that “construction broke ground earlier this year.” Except for the Bush Terminal Park and a food wholesaler in the southernmost building, the whole site is a wasteland, complete with a family of raccoons.

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