INDUSTRIAL PALIMPSEST:
THE CITY OF NEWARK, NJ

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Initiated in Nina Rappaport’s classes in the School of Public Architecture, this collaborative study documents the rich industrial heritage of Newark, New Jersey, and its industrial palimpsest: it is a record of factories that are still extant as well as others that are in ruin or have been demolished.  The research, along with proposed design interventions, highlight Newark’s current industrial potential and ways to make industry visible.

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Recognizing the labor and entrepreneurship of workers past and present, from the invention of M&M’s and push pins to a center of leather and jewelry production through expansion at each World Wars, Newark’s significant past can inspire a new industrial paradigm.

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WISS & SONS EXHIBIT BY MEAGAN DAVIS

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WESTINGHOUSE OUTDOOR EXHIBIT BY ELIJAH WAGNER

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THE NEWARK MILK PROJECT             BY ANDREW ENGELHARDT

INDUSTRIAL PALIMPSEST:
THE CITY OF NEWARK, NJ