|Title||Color photos, 13, of Warrington Plaza signs, plaque & exterior of Hoboken Terminal, Hoboken, Apr. 14, 2012.|
|Collection||Hoboken Buildings & Real Estate Collection|
Color photographs, thirteen, of Warrington Plaza signs, plaque and exterior of Hoboken Terminal, Hoboken, April 14, 2012.
Digital images only. Photographs taken by Museum staff. Tiffs media archive.
Entry area just outside Hoboken Terminal named in honor of George D. Warrington
(1952-2007.) Formerly Lackawanna Plaza; street entrance at east end of Hudson Place with sign. Sign plus bronze plaque on pedestal just outside main entrance on north side of terminal beneath Waiting Room sign. See notes for text on plaque seen in image 047.
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Warrington, George D.
Text on bronze plaque reads:
Clock Tower and Grand Entrance to Hoboken Terminal
Dedicated to the Memory of
George D. Warrington
A national transportation pioneer, George D. Warrington championed innovative transportation services and landmark projects that expanded capacity, enhanced service quality and supported economic development across the nation, especially in his home state of New Jersey.
In 1975, Mr. Warrington worked on behalf of the New Jersey Department of Transportation to pass a bond referendum that funded the creation of NJ TRANSIT. He delivered the check for $322,000 to the federal government that enabled NJ TRANSIT to acquire historic Hoboken Terminal. As NJ TRANSIT's executive director from 2002 to 2007, he launched MidTOWN DIRECT - Montclair, River LINE light rail, and extensions of Newark Light Rail and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail services. And, he brought a new level of customer input into new rail car design with the introduction of New Jersey's first and popular multilevel vehicles.
Mr. Warrington partnered with communities, including the city of Hoboken, to leverage transportation assets for transit-oriented development. He recognized Hoboken Terminal as a central hub in the transportation network and what he called a "diamond in the rough" that offers world class transportation options.
With funding secured by New Jersey's congressional delegation and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Mr. Warrington rehabilitated five of the terminal's original ferry slips, allowing for the restoration of permanent ferry service. Mr. Warrington and Hoboken Mayor David Roberts - through their shared vision and partnership - restored the terminal's historic clock tower, which was resurrected in 2008 as a waterfront landmark that pays homage to the original 1907 design.
Mr. Warrington's tireless work and commitment to public service ensured that this facility would stand for generations as a gateway to the Hudson Waterfront and to lower Manhattan. Hoboken Terminal's grand entrance and clock tower will therefore be known as Warrington Plaza, a tribute befitting one of New Jersey's most visionary and important transportation leaders.
The Way To Go
|Caption||037 view east in Plaza toward ferry and Waiting Room Entrances|