Hoboken Terminal Rehabilitation

Hoboken, New Jersey

Newark, New Jersey

Frank Smolar
(973) 491-7313

Completion Date:

Hoboken Terminal

Project Description:

Lynn Drobbin & Associates (LDA) conducted the historic preservation review for the Hoboken Ferry Terminal Rehabilitation Project.  The project required Section 106 and Section 4(f) documentation for an adverse effect that was caused by the demolition of the historic headhouses.  LDA also prepared a Memorandum of Agreement and Historic American Building Survey (HABS) documentation for the National Register listed ferry terminal.

The three-phase project consisted of the reactivation of five of the six ferry slips to active ferry operations and the provision of modern ferry docking facilities and passenger waiting and ticketing areas in the original street level Team Concourse.  The sixth ferry slip will be preserved for future use as a museum display of an original ferry slip. 

The project will rehabilitate much of the historic fabric of the Hoboken Ferry Terminal but also will require modifications to accommodate the modern ferries currently in use in New York Harbor.  LDA worked closely with marine engineers to determine how to best adapt the ferry terminal to modern ferry operations.  LDA also prepared Section 106 and Section 4(f) documents for the demolition and reconstruction of the north wall of the Ferry Terminal and also assisted in plans to replicate the historic clocktower that formerly rose 225 feet above the terminal and served as a landmark on the Hudson River.

In 2013, the Hoboken Ferry Terminal Rehabilitation project won the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York Engineering Excellence Award.


Lynn Drobbin & Associates
629 Fifth Avenue, Pelham NY 10803
Email us at lynn@lynndrobbin.com