Government Center, Newark

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Federal Square and City Hall

Government Center is a district within the city of Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. It is considered a part of Downtown Newark and is named for the presence of government buildings centered on a plaza known as Federal Square.[1][2]

The district is just south of Four Corners on the east side of Broad Street and the Prudential Center and north of Newark Symphony Hall and The Coast neighborhood. To the west near Mulberry Street is the area that at one time was Newark's Chinatown,[3] and host to restaurants serving the district and the sports center. The surrounding area includes mid-rise government buildings and at-grade parking lots.

Government buildings[edit]

Justice in front of MLK Courthouse
US Post Office and Courthouse (1934) following design of George Oakley Totten, Jr.
Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Federal Office Building
Rodino Federal Building Newark.JPG
Broad Street entrance of building named for Congressman Peter W. Rodino
General information
Type Government Office
Location 970 Broad Street
Newark, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°43′52″N 74°10′25″W / 40.73111°N 74.17361°W / 40.73111; -74.17361Coordinates: 40°43′52″N 74°10′25″W / 40.73111°N 74.17361°W / 40.73111; -74.17361
Completed 1967
Roof 67 m (220 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 16
Floor area 467,000 sq ft (43,400 m2)

At one time Federal Square had been called Vroom Alley, but was renamed in recognition of the concentration of the following buildings:[8]

  • Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Federal Office Building[9][10]
  • Newark City Hall
  • Main Post Office and U.S. Courthouse
  • Police Headquarters & Municipal Court Building
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse[11][12]

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