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August 4, 2016

New Jersey in the 1970s: 26 Color Photographs Captured Urban Area of the Garden State 40 Years Ago

Here is an amazing collection of color photos taken by American photographer Andy Blair that shows bygone industrial times of New Jersey in the 1970s.

A fenced off overgrown area that was too toxic to remediate, Jersey City, March 1974

Abandoned cranes, barge at left, industrial wasteland, and old Jersey Central railroad facility in the distance at left,
 Jersey City, 1975

Abandoned pier at Exchange Place in Jersey City with World Trade Center across the Hudson, March 1975

Battery Park City landfill towards Jersey City from the abandoned West Side Highway in front of the World Trade Center
(its shadow on the left), May 1974

Bicentennial Tall Ships during Opsail from the abandoned Central Railroad of NJ in Jersey City, July 4, 1976

Exchange Place and the World Trade Center on Bicentennial Day in Jersey City, July 4, 1976

Greene Street Boat Club in Jersey City with the Lower Manhattan skyline and the World Trade Center in the distance, 1975

Hoboken Erie Lackawana terminal with people using phone booths in 1975

Hoboken Erie Lackawanna Railroad Terminal looking from decrepit old Jersey City piers, March 1976

Hoboken Erie Lackawanna railroad terminal waiting room, March 1975

Hoboken Erie Lackawanna terminal in 1975

Hoboken toward Jersey City (desolate industrial area by Erie Railroad tunnel through Bergen Hill), 1975

Industrial, railroad and rotting pier ruins in Jersey City from the Statue of Liberty, March 1973

Jersey City industrial ruins at the end of Greene Street, 1975

Jersey City panoramic view from the 58th floor of the World Trade Center, April 1974

Jersey City, 1978

Jersey City, April 1975

Jersey City, July 4, 1976

Large pool of gasoline swirls around the Statue of Liberty from a ruptured pipeline at the Exxon facility near Black Tom and Caven Point in Jersey City, June 1972

Liberty State Park, Jersey City, 1979

Looking east to Lower Manhattan and the World Trade Center near the New Jersey Turnpike exit 14B from James Hamil Drive, March 1974

The abandoned Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal Jersey City, Aug. 1976

The Erie Lackawanna railroad terminal, 1975

The Exchange Place PATH station, Jersey City, March 1975

The view from a PATH train end-window on a trip from Newark to New York, Jersey City, March 1977

World Trade Center, Lower Manhattan, abandoned Central Railroad of NJ Terminal and railroad land
(Liberty State Park is here now), Jersey City, 1975

(Photos by Andy Blair)


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