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The Rialto The Capital At The Beacon

The Jersey City Medical Center, built between 1928 and 1941 as a major public works project, consists of ten major mid-and high-rise Art Deco styled medical buildings. The combination of building heights and prominent site makes the medical center one of the most important visual landmarks in Jersey City. Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague, one of the most powerful mayors in the U.S. in the early 20th century was responsible for the construction of the complex. It symbolized Hague's interest in quality Medical care for all, as well as the political utility of providing the care. The Medical Center Complex had been essentially vacant for decades.


Now known collectively as the Beacon, the complex is a mix of condominiums and rental residences complete with a wide range of amenities. The project is being completed in phases. In 2008, the developer of the Medical Center, New York based Metrovest, finished the first phase, Buildings B & C (two of the ten buildings in the complex). Buildings B & C, The Rialto and the Capitol, have been adaptively reused for apartments/condominiums with amenities such as a billiard hall, a community dining room, a full catering kitchen, and a theater. The rehabilitation of the complex is the largest Historic Preservation Tax Credit project in the nation.


Metal Man Restoration handled the entire metal restoration project for both buildings. This consisted of restoring the bronze and steel casement windows, several bronze entranceways, cast iron canopy and fabricating new radiator grille and railings. Our company was awarded the 2009 Historic Preservation Award for outstanding "Contributions or Excellence"


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