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Developer to Raze Bell Labs Holmdel Facility

Neal McLain (
Mon, 28 Aug 2006 20:54:58 -0500

Developer to raze Bell Labs Holmdel facility, birthplace of the

Engadget July 5, 2006

The facility in question, one time Holmdel, New Jersey home to Bell
Labs -- one of the most prolific technology innovators of the 20th
century -- was owned by Lucent technologies until a recent round of
asset liquidations. Barely 40 miles out of New York City, in its
heydey the six-story, two million square foot campus, employed over
5,600 people who toiled away in its bowels; it became home to the work
of numerous Nobel laureates, and has long since been cemented in the
annals of tech history as the birthplace to some of the most important
communications technologies ever conceived. And it'll soon be torn

Full article:

Back in my college days in Ann Arbor in the '60s, I once wrote a term
paper about Eero Saarinen, the architect. Here are links to two
publicity photos that the Bell Labs PR folks sent to me at the time:

I've been told that the water tower is supposed to look like a
transistor, but I think that's sort of stretching the imagination...

Neal McLain

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