Stevens Waterfront Walkway Update
Path to nowhere almost done!
A photo update to the Stevens Institute of Technology portion of the Hoboken waterfront walkway.
The 850-foot path is nearly complete, along with a dedicated fishing pier that juts out 250 feet from the northeast corner of Sinatra Park.
The last remaining part(s) to this puzzle are for the city of Hoboken to repair the condemned portions of the waterfront to the north and south. When asked if they thought this would be completed by summer 2001, a Stevens Engineer on the scene laughed, saying “highly doubtful, we have the winter coming up, and no construction will take place.”
I think it’d be possible to open up the walkway and still keep the collapsed sections secure, albeit a smaller area. But we’ll see if that happens. Just like Pier C Park, another great waterfront attraction we can admire from afar.
SEE ORIGINAL UPDATES AFTER THE JUMP…
Coming together, but connected to nowhere
The waterfront path connection project that Stevens Institute manages is coming along nicely.
Unfortunately, it’ll be a while before the entire walkway will open – as both sides of they city’s portion of the walkway are collapsed.
Nice progress being made (not run by Hoboken, of course)
As you can see from the photos below – quick progress on the waterfront walkway connection that Stevens Institute took charge of. Shame other parts of our city (besides bike lanes) can’t use this as a model example of how things get done.
Progress being made on (Stevens) walkway
While the city scratches their collective heads about fixing our crumbling walkway – Stevens Institute is hard at work quickly taking steps to complete their piece to the Hoboken Waterfront puzzle. Progress is being made before our eyes – demolition, cranes and other apparatus is in full gear in between the Gazebo and the crumbling Sinatra Park!
1/28/2010 Hoboken411.com EXCLUSIVE:
Stevens Toilet Tower “Big John” gone!
Work begins to connect waterfront walkway
Work began today to start construction of a connecting waterfront pathway between (collapsing) Sinatra Field and the (collapsing) Gazebo at Castle Point along Sinatra Drive in Hoboken. Part of this construction involved removing the 5 story “toilet tower” better know to insiders as “Big John,” which was built for studying plumbing and toilet design.
While the city gets dizzy running around in circles to nowhere, Stevens just plugged ahead and has started their project for a basic waterfront walkway anyway. A Stevens representative said they expect this 880 foot walkway project to move expeditiously, and be complete by July 15th, 2010 (plus or minus a few weeks).
Will it be nice?
The State of New Jersey requires a 30-foot walkway along the Hudson from Bayonne to the GW bridge. What it looks like is up to the owner of the property and the municipality. Quality varies widely.
Hoboken’s walkway from Fourth Street south is the best of the best with trees, a substantial railing, etc. the way it should be. That is largely because of The Fund for a Better Waterfront (FBW) and extensive citizen input. The walkway at Maxwell Place is a barren concrete slab. LeFrak’s bridge to Jersey City and the walkway south of there is also bland, boring and uninspirational.
Under the Roberts administration, Stevens put together a bare minimum design, of course Fred Bado signed off on it and got the State to waive a public hearing.
Fund For a Better Waterfront and the public were left out of the process. I suppose that’s the way things are in Hoboken and Hudson County!