Preserving Holmdel
the future of the Bell Labs facility in Holmdel


The Bell Labs building in Holmdel is an architectural heirloom with a proud and distinguished history. It has been sold, and the fate of the building and property lies in the hands of the developer and the town of Holmdel. Learn about the history of the building and the current planning for its future fate.

Enjoy these recent site photos and more photos here and an article in Physics Today.

Calls for preservation efforts appear in several publications:

For the next chapter, just imagine what Google could do with the building!

In April, 2008 several preservation organizations held the Bell Labs Charrette and published the report.

Inspired by the possibilities explored at the Charrette, the Somerset Development obtained an option for purchasing the property in August 2008. Their plans are shown in this presentation given February 12, 2009.

In August 2013 the Redevelopment Plan from Somerset Development was approved by Holmdel Township.

In any case, you will probably enjoy these early videos produced at Bell Labs provided by James Canham, Facility Manager '84 - '01:

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