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Hoboken Terminal and Yard

BBB's award-winning master plan for the Hoboken Ferry Terminal has restored a historic transportation hub and revitalized New Jersey's Hudson River waterfront.

BBB has served as Consulting Architect to New Jersey Transit since 1995, leading an interdisciplinary team of architects, engineers, and planners in developing and implementing multiple projects for the Hoboken Terminal Complex, the largest multi-modal passenger terminal in the New York metropolitan region. The magnificent Beaux-Arts complex, built by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad in 1907, had suffered extensive deterioration over the years. The Main Waiting Room had fallen into disrepair, and the Ferry Terminal had been completely abandoned in 1967 due to the proliferation of automobiles and the construction of the George Washington Bridge and the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels.

In 1998, BBB developed master and preservation plans to guide the rehabilitation of historic structures, as well as other significant portions of the 70-acre site, including the Ferry Terminal and Yard. Following the plan, BBB led the comprehensive restoration of the Rail Terminal Main Waiting Room, as well as the contemporary yet historically sensitive additions of the Yard B Train Maintenance Building and the Wheel True and Employee Welfare Facility. In 2009, BBB completed the award-winning restoration of the Historic Ferry Terminal Building, which included reconstruction of the clock tower and the north wall. State-of-the-art ferry infrastructure was incorporated into the design while maintaining the historic integrity of the landmarked building. BBB coordinated with and obtained approvals for all of the work with the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).

Changes to the Hoboken Terminal Complex include the restoration of ferry service for the first time since 1967, the creation of a new, public riverfront walkway traversing the site, and strategic re-planning of the train yard, including two train maintenance buildings. A new light rail system and a public greenway are also part of the master plan.



NJ Transit


Hoboken, NJ


139,000 SF



Construction Cost

$129 million


Associate, Architectural Designer