Roebling Complex Building Four
The building once housed the wire manufacturing mill for the American Steel and Wire (“AS&W”) Company’s operations in the Trenton area. AS&W, a subsidiary of U.S. Steel, began manufacturing as the Trenton Iron Company in 1850 and competed with John A. Roebling and Sons in the manufacturing of wire rope used for many suspension bridges in the late 1800’s through the mid 1900’s. The facilities operated until 1984, when it was purchased by Bridon American Corporation. It closed its manufacturing operations in 1986.
The project was completed in December 2012 and includes 9,000 square feet of new office space on the second floor. The first floor fitout will include a mixed use office/retail use. The project was constructed to meet LEED standards as established by the U. S. Green Building Council.
This project represents a major investment into the unique history of the City of Trenton’s industrial character. It will serve as a stimulus to economic revitalization to the arena district area and will complement other private redevelopment efforts in the capital city. The combined efforts translate into increased tax revenues for the City of Trenton and the County of Mercer as well as increased employment opportunities during construction and upon implementation of the project.