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Diamonds to dinosaurs: NJ towns struggle under weight of massive office park vacancies

June 30th 2014

They’re visible from many New Jersey highways – hulking, seemingly endless structures surrounded by oceans of asphalt parking lots and carefully planned landscaping.

Merck Headquarters in Readington. The former Bell Labs complex in Holmdel. Hoffman La-Roche’s main campus in Nutley and Clifton. There are countless others.

Once, they represented New Jersey’s boom times; commercial palaces built mostly in the 1980s and 1990s that served as professional homes for new residents in the state’s ever-expanding suburban sprawl.

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