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Columbus Homes

Identification

Columbus Homes
Christopher Columbus Homes
Columbus Towers
residential complex
102973

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Facts

  • Located just north of the Lackawanna Railroad Station, the Columbus homes were typical examples of high rises built in the 1950's to house the poor. The complex was badly planned and the buildings improperly maintained, and by the 1970's they were a stark example of the failures of public housing.
  • Beginning in Summer 2001, the Columbus Homes site was being rebuilt with low-rise apartments in a neo-Colonial style.

Location

Newark
New Jersey
U.S.A.

Involved Companies

explosive engineering, owner
# Building Height Floors Building type Year Status
1 Columbus Homes, Building 1 ≈154 ft 12 high-rise building 1954
2 Columbus Homes, Building 2 ≈154 ft 12 high-rise building 1954
3 Columbus Homes, Building 3 ≈154 ft 12 high-rise building 1954
4 Columbus Homes, Building 4 ≈154 ft 12 high-rise building 1954
5 Columbus Homes, Building 8 ≈154 ft 12 high-rise building 1954
6 Columbus Homes, Building 7 ≈154 ft 12 high-rise building 1954
7 Columbus Homes, Building 6 ≈154 ft 12 high-rise building 1954
8 Columbus Homes, Building 5 ≈154 ft 12 high-rise building 1954
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