Powerhouse Has a Much Needed Check Up


The Jersey City Redevelopment Agency announced that the much anticipated inspection of the Powerhouse smokestacks was started today by Vertical Access, a group that specializes in engineering studies for areas that are difficult to access. Read More>>

“Today was a milestone for both the Powerhouse and all those concerned about this magnificent structure” noted Bob Antonicello, Executive Director of the Redevelopment Agency. Because of the deteriorated condition of the roof, the smokestacks have been off limits and impossible to reach via the roof. Early this year, the Agency, together with its construction manager, Helena Ruman and the architectural firm, Beyer, Blinder, Belle, who designed the stabilization of the Powerhouse, agreed that the only course of action was to contract with a firm who has experience in accessing hard to reach spaces.

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As the Agency’s contractor Gramercy Group, Inc. undertook the removal of the smokestacks on the roof of the Jersey City Powerhouse it became evident that a more serious situation existed.
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The ongoing stabilization of the historic H & M Powerhouse by the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency has entered a critical stage this spring with the removal of the smokestacks.  more »


A group of international graduate students tour the Powerhouse with staff from the Agency and the Planning Office. The students from Europe and Asia where anxious to discuss adaptive reuse plans for the 102 year old icon.  more »