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Brooklyn Borough Hall Goes High-Tech

Brooklyn Borough Hall Goes High-Tech [Photo: Boston Public Library, Flickr]

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Officials say sensors that monitor energy usage, overcrowding, and whether a handicap-accessible entrance is blocked are being installed at the historic Brooklyn Borough Hall.

The monitoring system is part of a new pilot program involving the office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, the computer company Dell, and tech startup flowthings.io.

Officials say the information will be used for tech research in other cities.

Adams says the city has to keep up with technological advances, even in old buildings. Brooklyn Borough Hall is a Greek Revival-style building that first opened in 1848.