Architectural/Industrial

Architectural/Industrial Photography provides visual documentation of new or historic structures to assist owners in selling, renovating or adapting for re-use.

For Architectural/Industrial projects, Rob Tucher is represented by Benson Photography. For more information on this service, please contact Rob.


Featured Projects (click images for larger view):


Dixon      The Dixon Ticonderoga Pencil Factory, renamed Dixon Mills in its present-day incarnation, was a large presence in Jersey City, New Jersey. It occupied many blocks of the city and was a vibrant and profitable industrial center. But it was vacated and fell into disrepair. Architects saw the potential in the site and spent years renovating and adapting the various structures to luxury apartments with fabulous views of New York City, the New York Bay and Statue of Liberty, and Jersey City environs. Machinery cupolas have been converted to bedrooms with sweeping spiral staircases and private open-air decks. Factory spaces have become residential common areas. A blast furnace was retained and enclosed in a greenhouse structure that houses an indoor exercise spa. And streetscapes with fitted stone street surfaces have been preserved and restored. It has become an enclave amidst the bustle of New Jersey's second largest city.


Elephant House      In 1994 Rob was asked to photograph the demolition of less original elements of Ringling Brothers Circus Elephant House in Jefferson, New Jersey. It was, at the time, a dilapidated but complete and standing structure. It was stipulated in a Memorandum of Agreement that a demolition crew would strip the building down to what was left of its 1917 base, which included stone walls and arches. On a very cold, overcast, and windy December day Rob shot the procedure of dismantling much of the structure with heavy machinery while leaving historic parts intact. Rob photographed but had no idea what the architectural elements were being preserved for and didn't have a clue what would happen in this bare, bleak, and remote valley.

Elephant House      Years later, in early Fall of 2005, Rob was asked by golf course architect A. John Harvey of the RBA Group, Inc. in Morristown, New Jersey, to photograph the 12th Hole of the Berkshire Valley Golf Course in Jefferson, New Jersey because it had been designed to incorporate a historic structure. Rob had put the previous job out of his mind, but when he arrived and was taken out to the hole in a golf cart driven by course head superintendent Mark Jaretsky, he was presented with the same stone walls and arches that had been so meticulously preserved and beautifully integrated into a re-shaped landscape. It is an inspirational example of adaptive reuse. One of the landscapes was used to illustrate an article on the hole in, Unique Golf Holes, Elephant Walk, in Golf Course Management, November, 2005.


 

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