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Title Architect's rendering: Hoboken Cove Beach at Maxwell Place on the Hudson; credit: Magdy S. Barsoum; n.d, ca. 2000-2002.
Object Name Print
Catalog Number 2011.018.0003
Collection Hoboken Buildings & Real Estate Collection
Credit Gift of Florence Moses Katz
Scope & Content Architect's color rendering of proposed Hoboken Cove Beach at Maxwell Place on the Hudson; credit: Magdy S. Barsoum; no date, circa 2000-2002.

Digital inkjet reproduction print on 8-1/2" x 11" sheet. Original artwork was pen-and-ink, watercolor.

Egyptian born Barsoum has been an architect in U.S. since 1969 (besides the formal imprint at the lower right, he also signed the work by naming the second sailboat at the lower left "M. Barsoum.") The view looking southwest shows a beach to be created from a then small existing one at the site of the former Maxwell House Coffee plant. Theses 11 acres were to be used for a new housing development that is now known as Maxwell Place on the Hudson.

Like many such artist's views, some license is taken in the relationships and scale of some elements. From the left: a dormitory building at Stevens Institute of Technology is seen on the hill at Castle Point near the 8th St.entrance; a boathouse in weathered wood that is a reproduction of the original New York Yacht Club clubhouse located there. The apartment buildings in the right background would be on the south side of Eleventh St. The extensive curving beach is backed by a tree-lined walkway along Frank Sinatra Drive North. As built, it is significantly different in all aspects.

It depicts people using the beach and cove for a wide range of activities from simple sunbathing to sail boats, a pedal boat, kayaking, canoeing, volleyball and kite flying.

The original source of this design and view is not stated, but in the early 2000's, original developers of the site (Daniel Gans and George Vallone - Brownstone Realty) promoted plans for the beach as part of overall re-use of the site with public amenities and access to the Hudson River.

See photo 2011.018.0004 for a photograph of the area as it appeared before development commenced. See other images related to the beach by searches -
Maxwell House Coffee plant
Maxwell Place
Maxwell Place Boathouse
Maxwell Place Park
Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse
Hoboken Cove Park
Frank Sinatra Drive
Eleventh St.
Twelfth St.
People Barsoum, Magdy S.
Date 2000-2002
Year Range from 2004
Year Range to 2002
Search Terms Maxwell House Coffee plant
Maxwell Place
Maxwell Place Boathouse
Maxwell Place Park
Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse
Hoboken Cove Park
Frank Sinatra Drive
Eleventh St.
Twelfth St.
Hudson River
Caption full image; note boathouse and apartment buildings
Imagefile 087\20110180003.TIF
Classification Architecture
Art
Buildings
Beaches
Sports
Water
Business & Commerce
Exteriors
Gardens & Yards
Parks
Real Estate