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Re: Anderson Street Station (Future)
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2013, 09:04:49 am »
And that probably the low bid.

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Re: Anderson Street Station (Future)
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2013, 09:30:10 am »
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Former Hackensack train station to be rebuilt

Friday March 29, 2013, 2:22 PM
BY  JIM NORMAN
STAFF WRITER
The Record

For rail commuters who remember the Anderson Street station house in Hackensack that was destroyed in a fiery explosion four years ago, it will be dj-vu all over again. Almost.



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Construction has begun to build a shelter at the Anderson Street Transit Train Station in Hackensack to replace the one that burned down several years ago.

New Jersey Transit, which operates on the Pascack Valley Line between Spring Valley, N.Y. and Hoboken, has started work to replace the beloved former landmark building, which had been in continuous use since it opened in 1869.

It wont be an exact replica of the old station, said Nancy Snyder, a spokeswoman for New Jersey Transit, but it is designed to evoke the feeling of the original building.

Unlike the building that was burned to the ground, the new one will not be made entirely of wood, Snyder said. Instead, it will have a faade featuring a low stonework base, topped by walls made of cement board that is textured to look like wood, she said.

But like the old building, the new station will have the same 46-foot by 20-foot waiting room, and it will be topped by a similarly pitched shingle roof, she said.

The interior of the new station will be equipped with benches for people waiting for trains. But dont look for a ticket agent wearing a green eyeshade and sleeve garters; instead, automated ticket vending machines will be installed.

When the original building was destroyed, it had the distinction of being the second-oldest rail station in New Jersey, after the Main Street station in Ramsey.

When it was built, the track it sat next to was a spur from the Passaic Street station on the Hackensack and New York Railroad.

Through a succession of railroad consolidations, it was turned over to New Jersey Transit in 1983 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places the following year.

NJ Transit succeeded in petitioning for its removal from the list of historic sites while design work on the new building was underway, because the rail agency did not want to be locked into an exact duplication of the old structure.

The new building is expected to cost $571,000, Snyder said.

Email: norman@northjersey.com







NJ Transit breaks ground on new building at Anderson rail station in Hackensack

Friday March 29, 2013, 4:33 PM
BY  JENNIFER VAZQUEZ
NEWS EDITOR
Hackensack Chronicle

HACKENSACK - The original Anderson Street Railroad Station building, that was destroyed in a fire in 2009, is getting a second chance.



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Workers start on constructing a new facility at the Anderson Street Railroad Station. The original building was burned to the ground in 2009.

The NJ Transit-funded project to replace the building will cost approximately $571,061, said Nancy Snyder, a spokeswoman with the public transportation system. NJ Transit owns the station.

The updated facility will include a waiting room with three walls, with the opening facing the tracks; a covered area leading to Anderson Street; ticket machines inside the waiting room and historical lighting.

"We have broken ground," she said. "We are expecting for the project to be completed sometime late fall."

The original carpenter Gothic-style station was built in 1869 and was one of the stops on the Erie Railroad. It was listed in the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and national register in 1984 only to be removed from the Register of Historic Places in 2011 since the building on the property no longer existed.

According to City Manager Stephen Lo Iacono, before the fire destroyed the original building, the Anderson Street station was the "second oldest one in the state of New Jersey."

"We've been pushing for the station to be rebuilt," Lo Iacono said. "NJ Transit replaced it with an overhead."

Lo Iacono said that the overhead is the type of covering found at a bus stop and was the most immediate structure built after the fire.

"We are happy about this construction," Lo Iacono said. "We've been waiting for a long time. We can now get commuters out of the weather."

According to Snyder, the time between the fire in 2009 and the project breaking ground, roughly four years later, was necessary since all the work leading up to the new construction occurs in phases.

"It takes time," she said. "There was damage assessment, dealings with the insurance company before we could move the proceedings forward. It all comes in phases. We had to send out for bids, then we had to choose a general contractor."

Email: vazquez@northjersey.com


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Re: Anderson Street Station (Future)
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2013, 05:40:13 pm »
And so it begins.................

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Re: Anderson Street Station (Future)
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2013, 05:27:38 pm »
Week 2.

Maybe if I do this every week, we can make a flip book at the end.

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Re: Anderson Street Station (Future)
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2013, 01:22:51 pm »
Week 3



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Re: Anderson Street Station (Future)
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2013, 04:49:38 pm »
A flip book would be really cool if you could stand in exactly the same spot.

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Re: Anderson Street Station (Future)
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2013, 05:44:57 pm »
A flip book would be really cool if you could stand in exactly the same spot.

That's what I've been trying to do. The framing can't always be exactly the same, but it's fairly close so far.

As long as that space between the fence and the side of the Straphanger stays open, it just might work.

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Re: Anderson Street Station (Future)
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2013, 01:14:12 pm »
Week 4

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Re: Anderson Street Station (Future)
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2013, 01:54:20 pm »
Out of the hole by next week.

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Re: Anderson Street Station (Future)
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2013, 08:34:28 pm »
The foundation / footings wall is not rectangular as I expected.  And what's that secondary foundation wall, the wall within a wall?

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Re: Anderson Street Station (Future)
« Reply #25 on: April 27, 2013, 11:55:18 am »
Week 5

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Re: Anderson Street Station (Future)
« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2013, 01:36:25 pm »
Week 6

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Re: Anderson Street Station (Future)
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2013, 01:21:20 pm »
Week 7

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Re: Anderson Street Station (Future)
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2013, 02:40:16 pm »
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Re: Anderson Street Station (Future)
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2013, 03:23:45 pm »
I just learned what those orange things are at the end of rebar.  Anyone want to guess their purpose? 

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