Monday, September 10, 2007

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The crew at Metrostop is moving fast these days, with bricklaying having started over a week ago. They are really picking up speed! Below are three pictures of the south end of the building, with the beautiful rounded exterior, and the expansive outdoor stairs cases. Things are looking good. This place is going to turn into a charming social hub for our burgeoning neighborhood.

Here's a shot of the back side which faces the light rail. I must say, after watching the construction so far - it seems as though they are taking extra precautions to make sure the light rail 'noise' is kept at bay. The walls have many layers to them. As long as the windows that were chosen are insulated and thick, there should be little to no noise pollution for those living on the west side of the building. It should also be noted, that since the condos begin on what is really floor 3, all that will be seen out of their windows is lovely green trees blowing in the wind along the cliffs.

Here's a shot of the north end of the building, with the very high columns and balcony overhangs of apartments above. It seems this area is the main entrance for Metrostop, and it also serves as a transient area for access to the light rail. For the time being, that access point is closed, but when it opens, it will be a very convenient access point for home owners and the local neighbors who live beyond Jackson Street.

During their lunch breaks, the construction crew enjoys makeshift wire tire swing competitions:

This is a shot of the east side of Metrostop, along Jackson Street. This corner point, pictured below, will be finished using slick grey brick. A very cool contrast to the reddish brown bricks that are being used on the majority of the building.

I haven't covered Metrostop in a while now. If you are reading and haven't heard of this premiere building that is going up in northwest Hoboken - click below to learn more. When completed in June of 2008, it is set to completely transform this part of town.

P.S. Still no confirmation of a Starbucks going in, in case you were wondering...


Anonymous said...

You sound like a Metrohomes Employee!

Hoboken Hero said...

You have an active imagination!


Anonymous said...

I'm in!