Hoboken Ferry Terminal

B. Thayer Associates provided conceptual and preliminary design for the restoration of ferry service at the terminal which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Work included underwater inspection and fathometric survey, preparation of base plans reflecting existing conditions and preparation of alternative designs. Our team provided architectural and engineering/ building systems conceptual design for the rehabilitation of the ferry piers and pier buildings.

As a major intermodal hub, the confluence of the existing rail services, the proposed new light rail service, PATH, bus service, limited ferry service were evaluated. The design for the ferry service was to provide efficient access to and circulation through the terminal including ticketing areas, waiting and queuing spaces and the ferry access ramps were designed to accommodate vessel sizes and projected passenger usage.

Space planning was prepared for commercial and public spaces, as well as operations, administrative and maintenance facilities. A ferry museum slip, including a restored timber transfer bridge was incorporated into the design. The early nineteenth century waterside and plaza facades of the ferry concourse were to be restored to retain the historic character of the terminal and adjacent structures.

Rehabilitation and Redevelopment of the Hoboken Ferry Terminal

Location: Hoboken, NJ

Client: NJ Transit