[TUHS] Sad news: Bell Labs leaving Murray Hill.

Marc Donner marc.donner at gmail.com
Sun Dec 10 08:45:24 AEST 2023

Some years ago I tracked down the location of the original Labs and walked
by.  The space where the trains used to be able to go is very odd looking.

On Sat, Dec 9, 2023 at 4:45 PM Douglas McIlroy <
douglas.mcilroy at dartmouth.edu> wrote:

> Really sobering is the estimate that it will bring 1000 jobs to New
> Brunswick. That's a small fraction of the capacity of Murray Hill. On the
> upside is proximity to Rutgers.
> Contrary to what the article said, Murray Hill does not date from the
> Labs' foundation in 1925. The Labs was in the meat-packing district on West
> Street in New York in a building now called Westbeth, said to be the
> world's largest artist community. The High Line runs right through it. I
> worked there one summer in the penthouse with a fine view of ship traffic
> on the Hudson. Murray Hill opened in 1941 and West Street closed in about
> 1967.
> > Goodbye, Unix Room!
> The Unix Room was dismantled some time ago, but its quirky contents were
> grabbed by the Labs archivist, who had them on display at the Unix50
> celebration--pink flamingo, G. R. Emlin, CCW clock and all. I wonder
> whether these relics will make the move.
> Doug
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