New Jersey

The Old Macy’s Building, in downtown Newark, was an underutilized building that has been transformed into a data center. The building is large, and thus has sometimes been referred to as the “largest carrier hotel in the world,” which it is not, but it’s up...

A major data center operated by Equinix, located in Secaucus, New Jersey, and known as NY4. An internet exchange point for the company’s EQIX-NYC exchange, which covers six data centers including two in Manhattan, and four in New Jersey. There are several...

Beverley Pepper made this sculpture in 1974, a sculptural amphitheater, on a lawn outside a major AT&T office park in New Jersey. Though apparently unrelated to the partially below-grade sculpture, this 200 acre AT&T complex at Bedminster also...

Museum of local aviation, with some interesting specimens and displays.

A former military logistics and transportation terminal, on a two and a half mile long manmade peninsula in New York Harbor. Now  being redeveloped as a commercial port and waterfront community.

One of the largest refineries in the northeast, with a capacity of 250,000 barrels per day. Has the world's largest catalytic cracker, with a feed rate of five million gallons per day. The Tosco Company, of Stamford, CT, bought the refinery from Exxon in 1993...

A research and development facility run by the FAA. At any one time, about 150 projects are underway. The installation covers 5059 acres consisting of laboratories, test facilities, support facilities, an airplane hanger and the Atlantic International Airport...

The largest military installation in the Northeast, Fort Dix covers 55 square miles in central New Jersey. The primary mission of the base is infantry training, for around 4,700 trainees at a time. Fort Dix has an Air Force Base on its western edge - McGuire...

A former military communications, electronics, and electronic warfare research and development center, located at the 1,560-acre office/industrial park-like Fort Monmouth. Major developments in communication and surveillance technologies took place here,...

A museum featuring mineral specimens illuminated under different types of light, and a mine replica. This part of New Jersey was a major zinc mining area until the ore was depleted in the 1950's.

Great Falls is on the Passaic River, in the heart of the city of Paterson, which is one of the earliest planned industrial cities in the USA. Founding father Alexander Hamilton recognized the importance of the falls as an energy source, and in 1792...

A naval aviation research and development base, recently realigned, with some operations heading to Jacksonville Naval Air Station and Patuxent River Naval Station. Once a rigid airship factory and port, and site of the 1937 Hindenburg disaster. Two of the...

This windowless building in Malwah, New Jersey, is the principal data center for the New York Stock Exchange. It was built in 2009, and is among the most secure data centers in the nation.

Air Force transportation base, moving troops, passengers and equipment all over the world, especially to the former Soviet Union and Europe, flying mostly C-141 Starlifter transport aircraft, and refueling planes. The base, adjacent to Fort Dix, in central...

An environmental and regional learning center, and the headquarters of the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission. Until 1999 the facility housed the "Trash Museum," an educational museum about garbage, which included a walk through cross section of trash. Before...

An exhibition called "Projects in Nature" was held in 1975 on a private estate in rural New Jersey, involving eleven "environmental artists," most of whom constructed some kind of outdoor work on the property. Artists included Carl Andre, Alan Sondheim, John...

This data center next to the New Jersey Turnpike, is owned by Verizon, and is the primary location for the servers operated by Nasdaq, one of the principle company’s operating the American stock market.

Picatinny Arsenal includes 950 buildings on 6,500 acres. It is home of the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC). The Center performs life cycle engineering for Department of Defense guns, ammunition, fire control, and...

A nuclear fusion research lab, owned by the Department of Energy, and operated by Princeton University. Facilities include the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor, the Princeton Beta Experiment, and the Current Drive Experiment. On 72 acres in Princeton.

A partially completed reclamation land art sculpture/park at an old landfill, built by Nancy Holt and the people of New York and New Jersey. Holt worked with the Meadowlands Development Commission in engineering the closure of the dump. According to the plan...

Also known as the Sprint Switch, this is an access point for the fiber communication system operated by Sprint. In 2001 it was one of only four official Network Access Points (NAP)’s operated by the company in the USA. It serves the New York City area (the...

A museum of military communications, located on the grounds of Fort Monmouth, what was once the major Army communications development center.