Government Center, Newark
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.
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 The Coast neighborhood. To the west near Mulberry Street is the area that at one time was Newark's Chinatown, and host to restaurants serving the district and the sports center. The surrounding area includes mid-rise government buildings and at-grade parking lots.
|Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Federal Office Building|
Broad Street entrance of building named for Congressman Peter W. Rodino
|Location||970 Broad Street
Newark, New Jersey
|Roof||67 m (220 ft)|
|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:
- Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Federal Office Building
- Newark City Hall
- Main Post Office and U.S. Courthouse
- Police Headquarters & Municipal Court Building
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse
- NJ Judiciary: Map of Newark offices
- New York Times December 12, 1989
- When Newark Had a Chinatown, accessed November 2, 2007[dead link]
- Emporis: Peter RodinoBuilding
- Skyscraper: Rodino Federal Building
- +C+.com: Rodino Federal Office Building
- Engineering News-Record". New York: McGraw-Hill, 1917.
- NY Times July 7, 1995