• The Top 10 Tallest Buildings In Jersey City

    For a city of 240,000, Jersey City seems to have many skyscrapers. All of the buildings on this list are over 450 feet.

    published: 19 Apr 2017
  • Abandoned NJ Mower Service Warehouse Vacant New Jersey Building Structure

    The abandoned Patco Lawn and Mower Service on the Ramtown section of Howell Township has been abandoned for many years. The buildings are soon to be demolished and homes will be built. This may be the last time anyone will be able to tour the property.

    published: 24 Aug 2016
  • Driving Downtown - Jersey City New Jersey USA

    Collect Moments, Not Things - https://goo.gl/eT72FS Driving Downtown - Jersey City New Jersey USA - Episode 33. Starting Point: Washington Boulevard - https://goo.gl/maps/xTnocS6FeNT2 Jersey City is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey after Newark.[22] It is the seat of Hudson County as well as the county's largest city.[23][24] As of 2015, the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program calculated that Jersey City's population was 264,290,[16] with the largest population increase of any municipality in New Jersey since 2010,[25] an increase of about 6.7% from the 2010 United States Census, when the city's population was at 247,597,[15][26] ranking the city the 75th largest in the nation.[27] Part of the New York metropolitan area, Jersey City is bounded on the...

    published: 15 Aug 2016
  • Ellipse Building Jersey City - Drone Video

    Drone video for the marketing efforts for the new Ellipse building in Jersey City, Newport. https://tomdrone.com

    published: 18 Apr 2017
  • Teen Daredevil Climbs Tallest Building In New York For Perfect Instagram Pic

    A New Jersey teenager has sparked concern and outrage after recording himself hanging from a skyscraper above New York City's Central Park. In the video recently posted to Instagram, Justin Casquejo, 18, can be heard saying, "you guys have no idea how beautiful this is." Casquejo is also seen hanging precariously from the top of a skyscraper under construction overlooking Central Park in a jaw-dropping video posted November 4. He was sentenced to only 30 days of community service.

    published: 28 Nov 2016
  • Jersey City Implodes Buildings

    CBS2's Ilana Gold reports.

    published: 29 Aug 2015
  • A Tour of Red Bank, New Jersey

    Ever think about moving to Red Bank New Jersey? Lisa English, Realtor Associate at Keller Williams East Monmouth, has put together a tour of the town so you can decide if this is the place you want to call home! Get better acquainted with what the town and overall area has to offer and get a feel for the lifestyle here. If you want to make a move, just contact Lisa English of Keller Williams East Monmouth for more information! Each Keller Williams is Individually owned and operated.

    published: 13 Apr 2014
  • Hahne & Co. Building, Newark

    Redevelopment of an iconic, landmark building into a vibrant mix of housing, educational and retail uses, connecting the university district and the downtown.

    published: 28 Jun 2016
  • Ground Broken on New Jersey's Future Tallest

    LANGER CHOSEN AS 2016 EESF CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF) has announced Michael Langer, safety/regional director for the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC), as its campaign chairman for the 2016 fundraising year. Based in Middleboro, Massachusetts, Langer will lead the fundraising team in seeking tax-deductible donations to further the EESF's mission to educate the public on the safe and proper use of elevators, escalators and moving walks through information programs. IUEC is a labor organization representing approximately 25,000 union members in North America and Puerto Rico. Langer has installed, repaired and maintained equipment for KONE, thyssenkrupp and Schindler, among others, and has been a safety director for IUEC since 2006. G...

    published: 01 Feb 2016
  • The nineteenth century buildings of Hoboken New jersey

    Here is Washington Street Hoboken N.J. Beautiful city with many many victorian era apartments houses etc . You will see almost a complete mile of assorted buildings rich in architectural detail .

    published: 21 Apr 2015
  • Ghost Town The Deserted Village of Feltsville 1840 New Jersey

    This is the abandoned village of Feltsville . It is is located in Northern New Jersey and was built in the 1840s . It has been abandoned since atleast the 1980s . 1 or 2 of the building are occupied but the other houses and buildings are in a state of arrested decay .

    published: 24 Mar 2013
  • Essex County Jail - New Jersey - United States.

    Essex County Jail - New Jersey - United States. Essex County Jail is located in the University Heights section of Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 3, 1991. The jail was abandoned in 1970 when a new county jail was built. The jail is Essex County's oldest public building. The grounds are located adjacent to the Norfolk Street station of the Newark Light Rail. The original building was designed by architect John Haviland and was built in 1837 at the corner of Newark and New Streets. John Haviland was an established prison architect at the time who was most notable for Eastern State Penitentiary. The Morris Canal ran adjacent to the jail and formed the back of the property line. When the building was first...

    published: 27 Jan 2015
  • Abandoned Incinerator New Jersey Industrial Building Warehouse

    What did they do here? A few claim it was used to burn bodies, however, it was actually just a garbage incinerator. The body burning story is better, but not realistic. So, while I don’t have much to say about the place, I did film a short video of my discovery of the building. I believe most local Jersey Shore residents done know this is literally right in their back yard. it is not on the tax maps and barely noticeable by plane of helicopter.

    published: 31 Dec 2016
  • Powerful! APOCALYPTIC BOOMS in NEW JERSEY USA Oct.6,2012 Like BUILDINGS Explode!

    - - SUBSCRIBE FOR PREDICTIONS THAT MAY AFFECT YOU - - [official upload] Oct.6,2012 Residents of a Manchester township in New Jersey USA are awakened to such loud booms that they first think that buildings are exploding. This happens among many blocks. Residents are on the edge and scared as preliminary investigations rule out military activity NEWS LINK http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49307116/ns/local_news-philadelphia_pa/t/mystery-boom-rattles-nj-community/ SOME PAST FULFILLLED PREDICTIONS # 9.26.12 Scientists Discovery Confirm Weird Mega-quake http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edit?ns=1&video_id=qz_wHklo728 # 9.7.12 China Apocalyptic Earthquake 500,000 Bldgs damaged http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IbrlXepHmo # 9.7.12 Clock Time of China Apocalyptic Earthquake https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

    published: 07 Oct 2012
  • Exploring an Abandoned Gingerbread Castle Amusement Park - NJ

    Before the Gingerbread Castle was envisioned, the site of the castle was one of New Jersey’s early industrial locations, home to Joseph Sharp’s Iron Works which dated back to 1768. The Mill was constructed in 1808 as a grain mill and operated continuously until 1943.It was purchased by F.H. Bennett in 1921 and renamed Wheatsworth Mills in 1927. The business was sold to Nabisco in 1931, again in 1937 to Canterbury Mills, and then again to the Plastoid Company in 1943. In the 1960s, Plastoid constructed a new factory in on an adjacent site, but continued to use the historic 19th century mill building as offices through the 1980s. The Gingerbread Castle was originally the centerpiece of an amusement park built around 1930 adjacent to Wheatsworth Mill by then-owner F.H. Bennett. F.H. ...

    published: 29 Jan 2017
  • NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE SUPER HIGHWAY 1950s NEWSREEL 74752

    The New Jersey Turnpike (shortened to NJTP and colloquially known to New Jerseyans as "the Turnpike") is a toll road in New Jersey, maintained by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. According to the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, the Turnpike is the nation's sixth-busiest toll road and is one of the most heavily traveled highways in the United States. The Turnpike is a major thoroughfare providing access to various localities in New Jersey, as well as Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New York. The route divides into four roadways at exit 6, with lanes restricted to carrying only cars, and with lanes for cars, trucks and buses. The northern part of the mainline turnpike, along with the entirety of its extensions and spurs, is part of the Interstate Highway System, designa...

    published: 20 Jul 2015
The Top 10 Tallest Buildings In Jersey City

The Top 10 Tallest Buildings In Jersey City

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For a city of 240,000, Jersey City seems to have many skyscrapers. All of the buildings on this list are over 450 feet.
https://wn.com/The_Top_10_Tallest_Buildings_In_Jersey_City
Abandoned NJ Mower Service Warehouse Vacant New Jersey Building Structure

Abandoned NJ Mower Service Warehouse Vacant New Jersey Building Structure

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The abandoned Patco Lawn and Mower Service on the Ramtown section of Howell Township has been abandoned for many years. The buildings are soon to be demolished and homes will be built. This may be the last time anyone will be able to tour the property.
https://wn.com/Abandoned_Nj_Mower_Service_Warehouse_Vacant_New_Jersey_Building_Structure
Driving Downtown - Jersey City New Jersey USA

Driving Downtown - Jersey City New Jersey USA

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Collect Moments, Not Things - https://goo.gl/eT72FS Driving Downtown - Jersey City New Jersey USA - Episode 33. Starting Point: Washington Boulevard - https://goo.gl/maps/xTnocS6FeNT2 Jersey City is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey after Newark.[22] It is the seat of Hudson County as well as the county's largest city.[23][24] As of 2015, the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program calculated that Jersey City's population was 264,290,[16] with the largest population increase of any municipality in New Jersey since 2010,[25] an increase of about 6.7% from the 2010 United States Census, when the city's population was at 247,597,[15][26] ranking the city the 75th largest in the nation.[27] Part of the New York metropolitan area, Jersey City is bounded on the east by the Hudson River and Upper New York Bay and on the west by the Hackensack River and Newark Bay. A port of entry, with 21 miles (34 km) of waterfront[28] and significant rail connections, the city is an important transportation terminus and distribution and manufacturing center for the Port of New York and New Jersey. Financial and service industries as well as direct rapid transit access to Manhattan in New York City have played a prominent role in the redevelopment of the Jersey City waterfront and the creation of one of the nation's largest downtown central business districts. After a peak population of 316,715 measured in the 1930 Census, the city's population saw a half-century-long decline to a low of 223,532 in the 1980 Census, but since then the city's population has grown, with the 2010 population reflecting an increase of 7,542 (+3.1%) from the 240,055 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 11,518 (+5.0%) from the 228,537 counted in the 1990 Census. 20th and 21st centuries Beginning in the 1980s, development of the waterfront in an area previously occupied by rail yards and factories helped to stir the beginnings of a renaissance for Jersey City. The rapid construction of numerous high-rise buildings increased the population and led to the development of the Exchange Place financial district, also known as 'Wall Street West', one of the largest banking centers in the United States. Large financial institutions such as UBS, Goldman Sachs, Chase Bank, Citibank, and Merrill Lynch occupy prominent buildings on the Jersey City waterfront, some of which are among the tallest buildings in New Jersey. Simultaneous to this building boom, the light-rail network was developed.[59] With 18,000,000 square feet (1,700,000 m2) of office space, it has the nation's 12th largest downtown.[60] In November 2015, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made the claim that "thousands and thousands" of Muslims in Jersey City cheered as they watched the Twin Towers burn after their collapse during the September 11 terrorist attacks, and used the unsubstantiated allegation as justification for his proposal that certain mosques in the United States should be monitored by authorities.[61] City Ordinance 13.097, passed in October 2013, requires employers with ten or more employees to offer up to five paid sick days a year. The bill impacts all businesses employing workers who work at least 80 hours a calendar year in Jersey City. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_City,_New_Jersey https://www.facebook.com/places/Things-to-do-in-Jersey-City-New-Jersey/105756796124329/ http://www.visitnj.org/city/jersey-city https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g46531-Jersey_City_New_Jersey-Vacations.html
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Ellipse Building Jersey City - Drone Video

Ellipse Building Jersey City - Drone Video

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Drone video for the marketing efforts for the new Ellipse building in Jersey City, Newport. https://tomdrone.com
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Teen Daredevil Climbs Tallest Building In New York For Perfect Instagram Pic

Teen Daredevil Climbs Tallest Building In New York For Perfect Instagram Pic

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A New Jersey teenager has sparked concern and outrage after recording himself hanging from a skyscraper above New York City's Central Park. In the video recently posted to Instagram, Justin Casquejo, 18, can be heard saying, "you guys have no idea how beautiful this is." Casquejo is also seen hanging precariously from the top of a skyscraper under construction overlooking Central Park in a jaw-dropping video posted November 4. He was sentenced to only 30 days of community service.
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Jersey City Implodes Buildings

Jersey City Implodes Buildings

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CBS2's Ilana Gold reports.
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A Tour of Red Bank, New Jersey

A Tour of Red Bank, New Jersey

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Ever think about moving to Red Bank New Jersey? Lisa English, Realtor Associate at Keller Williams East Monmouth, has put together a tour of the town so you can decide if this is the place you want to call home! Get better acquainted with what the town and overall area has to offer and get a feel for the lifestyle here. If you want to make a move, just contact Lisa English of Keller Williams East Monmouth for more information! Each Keller Williams is Individually owned and operated.
https://wn.com/A_Tour_Of_Red_Bank,_New_Jersey
Hahne & Co. Building, Newark

Hahne & Co. Building, Newark

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  • Updated: 28 Jun 2016
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Redevelopment of an iconic, landmark building into a vibrant mix of housing, educational and retail uses, connecting the university district and the downtown.
https://wn.com/Hahne_Co._Building,_Newark
Ground Broken on New Jersey's Future Tallest

Ground Broken on New Jersey's Future Tallest

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LANGER CHOSEN AS 2016 EESF CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF) has announced Michael Langer, safety/regional director for the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC), as its campaign chairman for the 2016 fundraising year. Based in Middleboro, Massachusetts, Langer will lead the fundraising team in seeking tax-deductible donations to further the EESF's mission to educate the public on the safe and proper use of elevators, escalators and moving walks through information programs. IUEC is a labor organization representing approximately 25,000 union members in North America and Puerto Rico. Langer has installed, repaired and maintained equipment for KONE, thyssenkrupp and Schindler, among others, and has been a safety director for IUEC since 2006. GROUND BROKEN ON NEW JERSEY’S FUTURE TALLEST Ground was broken on January 28 on a 900-ft.-tall, 79-story condominium tower in Jersey City, New Jersey, that, upon completion in 2018, will be the tallest building in the state, New York YIMBY reports. Perkins Eastman Associates designed 99 Hudson Street, which will surpass the 780-ft.-tall Goldman Sachs Tower at 30 Hudson Street, the state’s current tallest. In close proximity to a transit station, the building will boast limestone cladding and large windows for the storefronts separated by limestone piers. The developer is China Overseas America, Inc., and the property is expected to open in 2019. 62-STORY RESIDENTIAL SKYSCRAPER PLANNED IN MELBOURNE Altus Development has been granted approval to build a 193-m-tall, 62-story residential tower in the Southbank part of Melbourne, Australia, The Urban Developer reports. The skinny, glassy structure, designed by Moull Murray Architects, will house serviced apartments up to the 18th floor, private one- and two-bedroom apartments above that and three-bedroom penthouses on the uppermost 12 floors. No construction timeframe was given. http://www.elevatorworld.com/industry-news/february-1-2016 https://soundcloud.com/elevatorworld/ground-broken-on-new-jerseys
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The nineteenth century buildings of Hoboken New jersey

The nineteenth century buildings of Hoboken New jersey

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  • Updated: 21 Apr 2015
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Here is Washington Street Hoboken N.J. Beautiful city with many many victorian era apartments houses etc . You will see almost a complete mile of assorted buildings rich in architectural detail .
https://wn.com/The_Nineteenth_Century_Buildings_Of_Hoboken_New_Jersey
Ghost Town The Deserted Village of Feltsville 1840 New Jersey

Ghost Town The Deserted Village of Feltsville 1840 New Jersey

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This is the abandoned village of Feltsville . It is is located in Northern New Jersey and was built in the 1840s . It has been abandoned since atleast the 1980s . 1 or 2 of the building are occupied but the other houses and buildings are in a state of arrested decay .
https://wn.com/Ghost_Town_The_Deserted_Village_Of_Feltsville_1840_New_Jersey
Essex County Jail - New Jersey - United States.

Essex County Jail - New Jersey - United States.

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Essex County Jail - New Jersey - United States. Essex County Jail is located in the University Heights section of Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 3, 1991. The jail was abandoned in 1970 when a new county jail was built. The jail is Essex County's oldest public building. The grounds are located adjacent to the Norfolk Street station of the Newark Light Rail. The original building was designed by architect John Haviland and was built in 1837 at the corner of Newark and New Streets. John Haviland was an established prison architect at the time who was most notable for Eastern State Penitentiary. The Morris Canal ran adjacent to the jail and formed the back of the property line. When the building was first built it was known as the Newark Street Jail. The jail was built to replace an earlier structure that was located at the corner of Broad and Walnut Streets and is the present site of the Grace Episcopal Church. The jail consisted of a two story square building built of brick and local brownstone in the Greek Revival style. In 1890, the original building was expanded with multiple additions increasing the number of prison cells up to 300. The building was also updated to include running water and toilet facilities in each cell. The building served as Essex County's main jail until 1970 when a new jail was built. The buildings were closed in 1970 and haven’t been used since 1989, when the county’s Bureau of Narcotics moved out after engineers deemed the facility unsafe. In 1991, scenes for the film Malcolm X were shot at the jail. In 2001, a fire caused severe damage, collapsing walls. Since the fire, Newark acquired the site from Essex County on behalf of the nonprofit group, University Heights Science Park, using a $750,000 federal grant. The developer plans to build a 50-acre science and technology park in the Central Ward that would eventually contain one million square feet of laboratories and offices. The design calls for demolition of the remaining parts of former jail, but the city's landmark's committee, which seeks to have it restored, rejected the plan in 2010. The jail is rapidly decaying and many sections have already fallen down. In particular, The Wardens House, which dates from 1837, has collapsed due to lack of maintenance. Other sections will have to be demolished if the prison is ever rehabilitated. All images are either in the Public Domain or on Google images labeled for reuse. All music is credited to with kind permission to Kevin MacLeod and his website incompetech - Royalty free music - http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/ Text by wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essex_County_Jail Be Sure to Subscribe for our New Video's. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOFs9kGfVcPVMBILUokUt9g Thanks.
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Abandoned Incinerator New Jersey Industrial Building Warehouse

Abandoned Incinerator New Jersey Industrial Building Warehouse

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What did they do here? A few claim it was used to burn bodies, however, it was actually just a garbage incinerator. The body burning story is better, but not realistic. So, while I don’t have much to say about the place, I did film a short video of my discovery of the building. I believe most local Jersey Shore residents done know this is literally right in their back yard. it is not on the tax maps and barely noticeable by plane of helicopter.
https://wn.com/Abandoned_Incinerator_New_Jersey_Industrial_Building_Warehouse
Powerful! APOCALYPTIC BOOMS in NEW JERSEY USA Oct.6,2012 Like BUILDINGS Explode!

Powerful! APOCALYPTIC BOOMS in NEW JERSEY USA Oct.6,2012 Like BUILDINGS Explode!

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- - SUBSCRIBE FOR PREDICTIONS THAT MAY AFFECT YOU - - [official upload] Oct.6,2012 Residents of a Manchester township in New Jersey USA are awakened to such loud booms that they first think that buildings are exploding. This happens among many blocks. Residents are on the edge and scared as preliminary investigations rule out military activity NEWS LINK http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49307116/ns/local_news-philadelphia_pa/t/mystery-boom-rattles-nj-community/ SOME PAST FULFILLLED PREDICTIONS # 9.26.12 Scientists Discovery Confirm Weird Mega-quake http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edit?ns=1&video_id=qz_wHklo728 # 9.7.12 China Apocalyptic Earthquake 500,000 Bldgs damaged http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IbrlXepHmo # 9.7.12 Clock Time of China Apocalyptic Earthquake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMy4qZrymIM # 8.29.12 Louisiana US Hurricane Katrina Revisit by Isaac https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWiMUbpfUH8 # 8.12.12 London Massive Olympic Fire; Worst in 7 years http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT8sa0YW38E # 7.13.12 Christian Camp Attack; Rapes, Pillage: Predicted 5 dys before http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQabwQ95IbQ&feature=plcp # 3.11.11 Japan 9.0 Mega-quake: Predicted 12 days bfr http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFM_ttSrntI # 3.20.12 Earthquake Magnitude of 7.8 Predicted 2 days bfr: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RJuBPQnFF0 # 4.11.12 Mega-quake 8.6 Magnitude & death toll: Predicted 2 wks bfr: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHPAn0Y3-88 # 5.29.12 Italy Deadly Earthquake Date Depicted: 6 dys bfr http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQKe7KzJ6aE HOW TO BE SAVED: To The Honest Enquirer, PRAY the following prayer or one similar: "LORD JESUS, I BELIEVE THAT YOU DIED ON THE CROSS FOR MY SINS. YOU WERE BURIED AND RESURRECTED. I ASK YOUR FORGIVENESS OF ALL MY SINS AND I MAKE A DECISION TO FOLLOW YOUR WORD" BELIEVE that you are forgiven. If you do, you are saved (Born Again). Visit a Bible Church and ask to be BAPTIZED HOW TO PREPARE FOR CALAMITY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUSsoJ8XFFQ (un-scientific pastoral suggestions)
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Exploring an Abandoned Gingerbread Castle Amusement Park - NJ

Exploring an Abandoned Gingerbread Castle Amusement Park - NJ

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Before the Gingerbread Castle was envisioned, the site of the castle was one of New Jersey’s early industrial locations, home to Joseph Sharp’s Iron Works which dated back to 1768. The Mill was constructed in 1808 as a grain mill and operated continuously until 1943.It was purchased by F.H. Bennett in 1921 and renamed Wheatsworth Mills in 1927. The business was sold to Nabisco in 1931, again in 1937 to Canterbury Mills, and then again to the Plastoid Company in 1943. In the 1960s, Plastoid constructed a new factory in on an adjacent site, but continued to use the historic 19th century mill building as offices through the 1980s. The Gingerbread Castle was originally the centerpiece of an amusement park built around 1930 adjacent to Wheatsworth Mill by then-owner F.H. Bennett. F.H. Bennett was inspired to build the castle after seeing a production of Hansel and Gretel at New York's Metropolitan Opera. He hired the opera's set designer, Austrian architect Joseph Urban, to create what became his children's amusement park where Grimm's fairy tales came to life. Some of Joseph Urban’s other architectural credits include the Zeigfield Theatre in New York City and Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida. The castle is a three story concrete structure with circular towers decorated in stucco that is finished to appear smooth or textured, like cake icing. Decorative ornaments, brackets, windows, terraces and finials add to the whimsical quality of the structure, which was constructed on the foundation of a 19th century kiln. The property once featured several sculptures representing popular fairy tale characters, as well as a train that chugged visitors around the park. The park remained in continuous operation for 50 years, closing initially in 1978. In 1989 the castle re-opened, but lasted only a few years before once again closing down. The entire site lacks a purpose; the milling industry no longer viable, and the small amusement park no longer self-sustaining. The current owner, a successful regional developer, purchased the property at foreclosure in 2007 but the complex continues to deteriorate. The future of the site remains unknown. The Gingerbread Castle is a significant structure as one of a limited number of surviving works designed by Joseph Urban. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Flashlight used in video is a ThruNite TN32 UT http://amazon.com/thrunite Use Coupon Code THRUNITE for 5% off on http://www.thrunite.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- More videos on TUC Extras Channel: http://youtube.com/theunknowncamextras https://www.facebook.com/TheUnknownCameraman/ http://www.twitter.com/TheUnknownCam
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NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE  SUPER HIGHWAY 1950s NEWSREEL  74752

NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE SUPER HIGHWAY 1950s NEWSREEL 74752

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The New Jersey Turnpike (shortened to NJTP and colloquially known to New Jerseyans as "the Turnpike") is a toll road in New Jersey, maintained by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. According to the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, the Turnpike is the nation's sixth-busiest toll road and is one of the most heavily traveled highways in the United States. The Turnpike is a major thoroughfare providing access to various localities in New Jersey, as well as Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New York. The route divides into four roadways at exit 6, with lanes restricted to carrying only cars, and with lanes for cars, trucks and buses. The northern part of the mainline turnpike, along with the entirety of its extensions and spurs, is part of the Interstate Highway System, designated as Interstate 95 (I-95) between exit 6 and its northern end. Construction of the mainline from conceptualization to completion took 23 months, from 1950 to 1952. It was officially opened to traffic in November 1951, between its southern terminus and exit 10. The Turnpike has 12-foot-wide (3.7 m) lanes, 10-foot-wide (3.0 m) shoulders, 13 rest areas named after notable residents of New Jersey, and unusual exit signage that was considered the pinnacle of highway building in the 1950s. The Interstate Highway System took some of its design guidelines by copying the Turnpike's design guidelines. To some degree, the Turnpike is considered iconic in pop culture, having been referenced in music, film and television. The task of building the Turnpike was not an easy one. One major problem was the construction in the city of Elizabeth, where either 450 homes or 32 businesses would be destroyed, depending on the chosen route. The engineers decided to go through the residential area, since they considered it the grittiest and the closest route to both Newark Airport and the Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal seaport. When construction finally got to Newark, there was the new challenge of deciding to build either over or under the Pulaski Skyway. If construction went above the Skyway, the costs would be much higher. If they went under, the costs would be lower, but the roadway would be very close to the Passaic River, making it harder for ships to pass through. The Turnpike was ultimately built to pass under. As part of a 2005 seismic retrofit project, the Turnpike Authority lowered its roadway to increase vertical clearance and allow for full-width shoulders, which had been constrained by the location of the skyway supports.[31] Engineers replaced the bearings and lowered the bridge by four feet (1.2 m), without shutting down traffic. The work was carried out under a $35 million contract in 2004 by Koch Skanska of Carteret, New Jersey. The engineers for the project were from a joint venture of Dewberry Goodking Inc. and HNTM Corp. Temporary towers were used to support the bridge while bearings were removed from each of the 150 piers and the concrete replaced on the pier tops. The lowering process for an 800-foot (240 m) section of the bridge was done over 56 increments, during five weeks of work. While continuing up to the New Jersey Meadowlands, the crossings were harder because of the fertile marsh land of silt and mud. Near the shallow mud, the mud was filled with crushed stone, and the roadway was built above the water table. In the deeper mud, caissons were sunk down to a firm stratum and filled with sand, then both the caissons and the surrounding areas were covered with blankets of sand. Gradually, the water was brought up, and drained into adjacent meadows. Then, the construction of the two major bridges over the Passaic River and Hackensack River were completed. The bridges were built to give motorists a clear view of the New York City skyline, but with high retaining walls to create the illusion of not being on a river crossing. The 6,955 ft (2,120 m) Passaic River (Chaplain Washington) Bridge cost $13.7 million to construct and the 5,623 ft (1,714 m) Hackensack River Bridge cost $9.5 million. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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