Sunday, September 19, 2010
Ocean City's MUSIC PIER Renovations
The Music Pier, centerpiece of the Ocean City, NJ Boardwalk, is being evaluated for renovations. The structure was built in 1928 and has required attention over the years to maintain its historical beauty and structural integrity. In the 1990s, it was turned into a year-round facility with the help of a $1 million New Jersey State Grant.
Over the years, the Music Pier has been home to the Ocean City POPS and has hosted a variety of special events like craft shows and charity events, the annual Flower Show, the Miss New Jersey Pageant, miniature railroad exhibits, theatrical events, and First Night (New Year's Eve) festivities. It is an iconic structure and it has even been called one of the most "prestigious buildings" in Ocean City.
Scarborough Inn B&B guests find the Music Pier a short stroll from the inn and appreciate its unique appearance and convenient location. The Music Pier sits over the beach at Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk. The facade is covered with a two-tone tan stucco and it is crowned with a red tile roof that gives the building a Mediterranean appearance. Hugh Palladian windows on the northern and southern sides of the building provide expansive views over the Beach; the outdoor Loggia offers some covered seating and is open to fresh ocean breezes and expansive views over the Atlantic Ocean.
A local engineering firm has been contracted to determine what may be required to continue to preserve and protect this important Ocean City, NJ landmark.