Sunday, April 22, 2007

demolition begins


Last Saturday, right before that tiny little sprinkle of rain we had (actually it was over 7 inches, the largest single day rainfall we've had since 1882!) I was able to snap some pics of the first cinder blocks being torn off the warehouse that sits next to Shoprite, on Monroe between 8th and 10th Streets. Timing is everything in life...







Here are a few more pics of the back of the warehouse. This series was taken along the backside which borders the light rail. In addition to the big beast tearing at the facade, there were two small mini tractors (my favorite) that were pushing out all the loading dock doors and basically shredding whatever they could. It was very cool.






Here's a little 'before' and 'after' action for you:




Supposedly the company that owns the development rights to the Monroe Center for the Arts is going to build a 6 story luxury condo building on this plot of land, but so far I have not been able to confirm that. Here's an informational link the the Center of the Arts mixed-use project that is being built in the area:

Residences at Monroe

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This site belongs to Taragon. 800 Monroe Center is the large field to the South of Fields Crossing. The plan is for a 12 story condo on that site. Monroe Center has been stalled for the last 3-4 years.

Hoboken Hero said...

Monroe Center is moving slowly, however I have noticed they are slowly replacing all of the windows on the existing building. They've finished the first and second floors so far...

Anonymous said...

I've heard the same about the delay in the Monroe Center.

Drove by 800 Monroe today and they are moving forward with the one of the stages of the uppergrand development. Across at the Monroe arts center they have begun to replace the sidewalks and windows, which makes me happy as I will be a new resident at metrostop.

There was a question on the height of 800 Monroe blocking JC Heights views and I don't believe that to be the case. I was told that the 8th floor and up at Metrostop will have city views -things do change though.

PS. Great Pictures

Rob said...

I really hope it doesn't and Hoboken acts like a good neighbor. Those residents should enjoy the views that they have from geography's destiny. I would like the roof to come just below the cliffs with parks on the roof, I will have no problem then.

Hoboken Hero said...

It seems as though 12 stories will be slightly above the cliff line, but you never really know until it's built. Things change all of the time. The first piece of advise I learned about Hoboken which was a very important lesson, is that you should never believe anything you hear until you see it with your own eyes. Never were truer words spoken.