The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Watchtower

The Erie Lackawanna Train station's watchtower in Hoboken, NJ
The clock tower at Erie Lackawanna Railroad & Ferry Terminal was part of a $115 million renovation. The $5 million, 30,600-pound replica of the terminal's original clock tower was placed on the newly renovated tower in November 2007. The clock was originally removed around 1950 because of storm damage.
Designed by engineer Lincoln Bush and architect Kenneth Murchison, the Erie Lackawanna Railroad and Ferry Terminal is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Built by the Delaware, Lackawanna, & Western Railroad, the entire structure sits over water on a steel and concrete foundation, accommodating six ferry slips and fourteen rail lines. The individually roofed train shed arches are an innovative design by Bush. The entire structure is sheathed in copper.
Years ago, the terminal was a busy hub for Ellis Island immigrants traveling by train to western portions of the country, and by local residents traveling to and from New York City. Today, the terminal plays a vital role in New Jersey's transportation system. Hoboken Terminal is a multi-modal transportation center for the northern and central portions of the state and is served by numerous NJ TRANSIT bus and commuter rail lines, the PATH rapid rail system to New York City, Jersey City and Newark, and NY Waterway ferry service to lower Manhattan.


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