Monday, May 14, 2007

the water tower, no longer

There was a monumental moment at 900 Monroe this past weekend. Danny Demolition was working overtime, eating away at the old water tower, smack dab in the center of the warehouse that's being torn down. First he started tearing away at the lower leg, and the sucker held on. Wouldn't budge. Next he tried the base of the tower, with no better luck. During the struggle, people started watching, waiting, and staring. With each try, the vibrations were so great it was shaking cars in the streets! Finally, after a quick repositioning of his massive arm, Danny got to work- attaching himself to the top of the water tower and slowly tipping it over. It landed with a loud thud on top of an ever growing pile of rubble, letting out rust smoke and a sleepy flock of birds, who must have been enjoying their morning coffee- and were completely surprised by the loss of their long time pied-a-tier. The series of events, captured below:







Here are a few more pictures of the overall site, as well as two shots looking through the interior windows.




And lastly, to put a smile on Nancy's face, who's a loyal HH reader down in Naples, FL - here are two shots of Fields Crossing, as never seen before, because the warehouse is no longer blocking this particular view. Previously this shot would have only been possible by computer rendering. Enjoy!!


5 comments:

Carly said...

what was the water tower knocked down for?

Hoboken Hero said...

The water tower was part of the warehouse being torn down on the corner of 9th and Monroe, to make way for a 12 story luxury condo building that is going up next month...

Anonymous said...

Great pictures!

Nancy from Naples said...

Hi HH!

Thanks so much for the pictures!! I heard about the tower coming down and was hoping you were there to get some pics!!

Love the shots of Fields Crossing. I check here everyday!
take care, Nancy (from Naples)

Daniel said...

awesome view!