We paired up with local artist Distort at the Mecca & Sons Trucking Co. for Jersey City’s largest mural project to date—16,000 sq ft to be exact. The site (580 Marin Blvd) is situated right at the mouth of the Holland Tunnel’s outbound lane which saw 15 million people pass by in 2016.
This one hundred year cold storage building sits 80’ tall by 200’ wide and still acts as a logistics facility today. To celebrate this historic building’s centennial, Distort has conceived a design that incorporates much of Jersey City’s industrial past, using key references to The Bergen Arches & Erie Cut, The Pulaski Skyway and even Frank Hague’s Medical Center (The Beacon).
Projects like this and Kobra’s “David Bowie” help Jersey City step onto the global street art stage. It has established itself as a destination with a diverse residential community and thriving small business population. This collaboration sends a significant message about Jersey City’s historic and contemporary cultural footprint.