Bell Works - Welcome to the Metroburb

in #walkwithme5 years ago

Here's a glimpse inside the magnificent Bell Works - a massive structure of concrete, glass, and steel that served as a technological center of excellence for over 30 years.

Completed in 1962, this architectural marvel sits on about 470 acres, has a 2-million square-foot rectangular footprint, and is 6 stories high.

Wikipedia: Bell Labs Holmdel Complex:
In 1957, the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) began to plan a research laboratory in Holmdel Township in Central New Jersey. Constructed between 1959 and 1962, this complex was one of the final projects of Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen before his death in 1961. Used as a research and development complex, it served the needs of the Bell Laboratories division of AT&T, later part of Lucent, and Alcatel-Lucent. Basic research, applied hardware development, and software development occurred in the building. The building's distinctive features, including its mirror-like appearance, led to recognition as the Laboratory of the Year by R&D in 1967.

Fast-forward about five decades and Bell Works is now undergoing quite the metamorphosis as you'll see in the photos and the Bell Works video below ...

Small and large businesses, medical and sports related facilities, retail stores, eateries, restaurants, and you-name-it are signing up to lease space in this up and coming mega-complex.

About Bell Works: The Original... Metroburb?
The word “metroburb” was coined to describe Bell Works, the vision for a self-contained metropolis in a livable and accessible suburban location. With everything you could find in a great downtown -- from office space and retail to art and culture -- a Metroburb is a microcosm of innovation, possibility, and inspiration.


All images @cognoscere and taken on Friday February 23rd, 2018 at Bell Works in Holmdel, New Jersey (Sony RX-100 V)


That’s soooo cool!! At first I thought it was outside but indoor place ? That amazing . They don’t really use space for this purpose anymore

Nice captures in metroburb

dear @cognoscere this is really great post and first I thought it was outside but indoor place ? That amazing

The place seems so professional and amazing great that you shared it with us thanks for posting :)

very lovely graphics D.@cognoscere

ohh,, wow great article & nice photography,gorgeous place you traveled, thanks.

@cognoscere wow wonderful post,great article & nice photography

Very interesting, you upvote me please..thank you. @nurmidirman

Wow, what a cool place. I want to get a job there!

this place is simply so amazing nice elegant in touch wow :D

Looking all people are busy with their activity

That's so gorgeous place you traveled @cognoscere.
Most of my mind attraction them. Sushi indeed best food collection there.
Totally awesome.

the fountains was my favorite part it is looking so beautiful

Quite an amazing time you had there to enjoy and take some great shots its beautiful :)

Massive place Bell Works is great to see from inside never seen this place before wow

its an amazing place so spacious from inside and beautiful architecture

inside it was super amazing to see nice place you have been to and thanks for showing it here :)

the building looks really great and amazing beautiful :)

Looking really amazing and nice to see this thanks for posting dear

cool place i love it so nice and beautiful to look at this place amazing :)
nice photography

Liked the open space ,it sure is a great place !

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