I went for a post-op checkup with my orthopedist this past Wednesday at UMDNJ and looked out from the parking structure at the surrounding view. I saw a construction crane north of the Essex County Civic Center that I hadn't noticed before. I've got to track that down and see what is being built there.
I also got stuck in traffic on McCarter Highway later that week trying to get to Kmart in Kearny, but saw up close the progress they're making on the light-rail system along the highway from Newark Penn Station to the Broad Street Station. I got this picture of a guy cutting a steel support to size for the NJPAC station.
This work is being done between directional lanes of McCarter Highway, but I don't see where the line goes after the PAC station, since the highway rejoins.
There is also construction along the riverfront, hopefully of a Riverwalk pedestrian esplanade, tho I have not been able to confirm that. There is also supposed to be a marina condo development going up in that area. I look forward to that.
All over the Central Ward there are townhouses going up by the hundreds. There is a huge development at Morris Avenue and Springfield Avenue, behind the new Duane Reade and Auto Zone. I have pix of that in various stages of construction, along with various other developments, like the new Social Security Administration building at Springfield Avenue and Livingston Street, that I want to draw together as a new page, "Newark Abuilding", on the Resurgence City website. But there's a lot of work in doing this. Perhaps I'll put a few up from time to time here until that webpage is ready. Stay tuned.