Military Park Building

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Military Park Building
Military Park Building-PSEG Plaza-Newark.jpg
General information
Type Commercial
Location 60 Park Place
Coordinates 40°44.31′0″N 74°10.16′0″W / 40.73850°N 74.16933°W / 40.73850; -74.16933Coordinates: 40°44.31′0″N 74°10.16′0″W / 40.73850°N 74.16933°W / 40.73850; -74.16933
Construction started 1925
Completed 1926
Cost 2.5 Million
Owner Berger Organization
Management Current Management - Berger Organization, LLC
Roof 81 m (266 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 21
Design and construction
Architect Polhemus & Coffin (Henry J Polhemus, Lewis A Coffin, Jr)

The Military Park Building in Newark, New Jersey is one of the earliest skyscrapers built downtown. Designed by the architectural firm Polhemus & Coffin of New York, it was the tallest building in New Jersey upon its completion in 1926 until being surpassed in 1930 by the Eleven 80.[1][2][3] The landmark takes its name from nearby Military Park. Also nearby are some of the city's most prominent institutions such as Newark Museum, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark Public Library, New Jersey Historical Society and Rutgers University. It is served by the Military Park (NLR station).

The Military Park Building is owned by the Newark-based Berger Organization, which acquired it in late 2007.[4] Berger previously had been a minority partner in the 250,000-square-foot, 21-story building. Renovations completed in 2010 upgraded the lobby, core building and elevators, and introduced a fitness center and conference room for tenants. That project also established street-level retail accessible from both outside and within the building.

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Military Park Building second from left


  1. ^ a b "Image of Military Park Building". Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  2. ^ "Military Park Building on map of Newark". Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  3. ^ "Image of Military Park Building". Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
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