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Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Launches Applications for 13th Annual Building Brooklyn Awards
Date:  2/4/2013
ArticleType:  Press Release

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2013 Building Brooklyn Awards, its signature annual real estate industry event recognizing recently completed new and renovation construction projects with a positive impact on the borough's economy. Nomination forms can be downloaded at

The forms are due March 1. This year's award ceremony and cocktail reception will take place in July 2013.

"We are very excited to present the 13th annual Building Brooklyn Awards, an event that truly highlights the best Brooklyn architecture has to offer," said Carlo A. Scissura, President & CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. "Brooklyn is home to a lot of great architecture - as can be seen from our many civic institutions to recreational facilities to retail spaces - and this competition sheds a spotlight on these wonderful public spaces."

Nominations are welcome for built projects and will be judged on specific criteria, which includes design and innovation and how they enrich Brooklyn's neighborhoods and economy.

Projects nominated in 2012 that were not recognized with an award may be re-submitted for consideration this year. A panel of architects, city planners, economic development experts, and business leaders will select award recipients.

For more information about the application process, contact James Dean Ellis, Coordinator, Community Services/Economic Development, by calling (718) 875-1000, ext. 131, or

For marketing opportunities, contact Lori Raphael, Vice-President for Special Events, at 718- 875-1000 ext. 140, or