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The below pic is what the scene looked like as of 9:24 this morning.

I was told that they want to get the entire building down before the snow arrives later today, so if you want to see it or take a last picture of it standing, make some quick plans. Talk to a cop to find out where you can stand.

Be advised that Main Street from Ward Street to University Plaza Drive is closed and Anderson Street from Union Street to River Street is closed.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: Michael Mariniello
« Last post by ericmartindale on January 18, 2019, 09:09:41 AM »
Copied from facebook: ...Those of you that knew him knew a man with a friendly smile and a kind, genuine soul. He lived his life with no regrets, spending much of his time and energy supporting and raising money for a miriad of charitable organizations, with a special fondness for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. He had a loving, devoted family, many adoring cousins, nieces & nephews, and countless loyal friends and business relationships....Our Family will receive friends on Friday January 18, from 3:00PM-8:00PM at G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Home, 397 Union St. Hackensack, NJ
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10: AM at
St. Francis RC Church, Hackensack, NJ with burial to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery
Our Family asks that you Honor his memory with a donation to:
Hackensack Discussion / Michael Mariniello
« Last post by ericmartindale on January 18, 2019, 09:08:16 AM »
Great pictures. Thanks for photo-documenting.
I shot for most of the day yesterday and I've already done a bunch today, so I've got a couple hundred photos and a couple dozen videos to edit, so it may be a while before I catch up here. If you want to see the Holman building like you've never seen it before,  head on over to Anderson and Main (it's open again).

In the meantime, here are two from yesterday. After all the bricks were pushed off those streets onto the sidewalk, I took this at around 4pm. A couple of those bricks hit what appears to be a multi-directional light (fixed now).

I'm taking a break right now because the HFD just showed up at the site and things have stopped for the moment.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Sears Future
« Last post by Editor on January 16, 2019, 10:20:53 AM »
USA TODAY: Sears, Kmart may survive: Eddie Lampert wins Chapter 11 bankruptcy auction.
Hackensack Discussion / Re: Hackensack schools, facilities upgrade, new school
« Last post by Editor on January 16, 2019, 12:49:32 AM » Bergen County judge orders wording to be changed in Hackensack $170M ballot question.
As you Nixelers know, the intersection of Main and Anderson was closed today and will be closed tomorrow. The reason is that the main Holman building is and will be coming down.

The first 4 shots were taken on Sunday, when I did a final walkaround.

I got up early today, thinking that they may want to git 'er done right away, but it was after 10am when I happened to notice the big heavy yellow weapon of choice grinding around the corner from Anderson to Main. "Oh no - they're starting in front!"

By the time I got there, the upper right corner had a couple of dings in it - nothing serious. In the next hour or so they kind of munched around the top edge on Main and then did the same on Anderson.


In the afternoon, holes were punched out where some rooms were, and bricks rained down on Anderson St. so at the moment, almost half of the bricks are gone from that wall, but the empty rooms are all still there.

One of the workers was flying a drone, so that was fun to shoot (4 shots). IMG_7326 - almost straight up - is my new favorite shot of the year...........after the kestrel.

More to come tomorrow.

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