Newton, New Jersey
Area: 10,000 sq. ft.
The New Jersey Herald http://www.njherald.com was first published in 1829, making it one of New Jersey’s oldest published newspapers. Over the years, HQW Architects has designed three separate additions for the growing local paper with the critical requirement that production operations not be disturbed during construction. The first addition housed a new state of the art printing press which required its own foundation. Structural stability to ensure proper functioning and reliability of the press was critical because the cost of the press exceeded the cost of the building and it formed the main production element of the daily newspaper. Later building additions faced similar challenges and were finished without incident or extra cost.