LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's been closed more than 40 years, but a local landmark is getting ready to reopen its rooftop event space.

The Brown Hotel is opening its Roof Garden on Wednesday.

The event space shut down in the 1970s.

For the past six months, crews have been giving it a facelift. The improvements include new landscaping and wrought iron and copper accents.

The 16th-story venue space will be used for private parties and special events.

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