Slideshow: NJ Transit's Hoboken Terminal, Six Months After Sandy

The historic Hoboken waiting area, as seen from the balcony area (photo taken by a NJ Transit police officer because the stairs were off-limits to the public)

The 106-year-old Hoboken Terminal -- a nationally significant transit hub connecting tens of thousands of people a day to rail, bus, PATH trains and ferry service to Manhattan -- was immersed in five feet of Hudson River water during Sandy. The flood destroyed its heating system, buckled its floors, and knocked out power, but it was pressed back into service again in mid-November...only to be shuttered again in December when mold was discovered.

The waiting room reopened at the end of January. While much of it is still a construction zone, its Tiffany-manufactured stained glass is intact.

For more on the history of the Hoboken Terminal -- and to find out what films it has been featured in (you probably guessed On the Waterfront -- but did you know Three Days of the Condor? Funny Girl? Muppets Take Manhattan?) -- read this NJ Transit article here. To see its entry in the National Registry of Historic Places, go here.

And check out a slideshow of the terminal below.


The interior of the historic NJ Transit Hoboken terminal waiting room, post-Sandy
The interior of the historic NJ Transit Hoboken terminal waiting room, post-Sandy ( NJ Transit )
The waiting room on April 29, 2013
The waiting room on April 29, 2013 ( Kate Hinds )
As seen from the balcony
As seen from the balcony ( Kate Hinds )
Another view
Another view ( Kate Hinds )
Former customer service windows
Former customer service windows ( Kate Hinds )
A trailer -- located in the track area -- now houses the ticket windows
A trailer -- located in the track area -- now houses the ticket windows ( Kate Hinds )
The stained glass panel on the ceiling of the waiting room
The stained glass panel on the ceiling of the waiting room ( Kate Hinds )
Bathrooms for customers, located outside the building
Bathrooms for customers, located outside the building ( Kate Hinds )
In the track area, NJ Transit constantly loops a slideshow of Sandy damage
In the track area, NJ Transit constantly loops a slideshow of Sandy damage ( Kate Hinds )
The customer service/station master trailer
The customer service/station master trailer ( Kate Hinds )
Where NJ Transit (and some Metro North) trains board
Where NJ Transit (and some Metro North) trains board ( Kate Hinds )
The waiting room
The waiting room ( Kate Hinds )
A now-outdated sign warning customers of PATH's Hoboken closure is inside the waiting room
A now-outdated sign warning customers of PATH's Hoboken closure is inside the waiting room ( Kate Hinds )
( Kate Hinds )
Walk the straight and narrow when it comes to Sandy rebuilding
Walk the straight and narrow when it comes to Sandy rebuilding ( Kate Hinds )
Work continues on the outside of the building
Work continues on the outside of the building ( Kate Hinds )
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