Boardwalk Casino Heating Plant - 24x36 Plexiglass

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Boardwalk Casino Heating Plant - 24x36 Plexiglass

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Boardwalk Casino Heating Plant 2008
Asbury Park, NJ


Original. 36"x24" museum quality 1/8" Gallery Plexi with Sintra back, aluminum brace, mounting bracket, & Certificate of Authenticity.

 

Built in 1930 in conjunction with the new Boardwalk Casino complex, the heating plant building would eventually provide steam heat to all buildings along the boardwalk including Convention Hall via an underground concrete masonry tunnel. As designed by architecture firm Warren & Wetmore, the large bronze urns on the second floor of the structure were used for excess steam release.

The heating plant has long served as visual indicator of the line where Asbury Park and Ocean Grove meet and can be seen far down the coastline.  By summer of 2011, the heating plant’s ground floor had been boarded up with plywood that would provide a canvas for artist “Porkchop” and the literary arts collective Splash of Red. Porkchop painted a line from a unfinished novel by New Jersey author Junot Diaz:

“The Boardwalk was where all of NJ came together where all of NJ for better or worse, met itself.”

One year later, Hurricane Sandy would hit Asbury Park and wash the painting out to sea. 

 

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