CREATIVE REUSE OF FORMER DEFENCE FACILITIES IN THE UNITED STATES
Free (open access)
Volume 1 (2017), Issue 2
226 - 236
Although many people often worry that the closure of military facilities will seriously harm local economies, most areas eventually recover the lost. Case studies paint a richer picture than statistics. This article explores three cases from the United States – The Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond, Virginia; the Springfield Armory in Springfield, Massachusetts; and the Brunswick Naval Air Station in Brunswick, Maine – to show how communities have adapted to the closure of military facilities.
Brunswick Naval Air Station, defence conversion, Maine, Massachusetts, Richmond, Spring- field Armory, Tredegar Iron Works, Virginia