Hoboken, New Jersey
Hoboken , New Jersey
In the design for the City of Hoboken Wet Weather Pump Station, an unadorned industrial shed references its historic neighbor, the 1907 Erie Lackawanna Ferry Terminal Complex, as its source of emulation. Clad in folded copper louvers over translucent glass panels, the new structure celebrates the timeless and shimmering aesthetic of aging copper while referencing classic industrial structures of the turn of the century rail yard. Diffused and illuminated from within, the building makes public its modest program, a pioneering engineering solution to the city’s historic flooding problems, and in doing so, aligns itself physically and metaphorically with its historically civic neighbor.