14 Maple Avenue’s Grand Opening in Pictures

Molly de Aguiar, Program Associate

Last week, the tenants of 14 Maple Avenue proudly celebrated the grand opening of the building alongside its owner, the Morristown Parking Authority, with all of our friends, grantees, supporters, and the public.

For those of you who weren’t able to join us, we’d like to extend an invitation to come visit us and take a tour of the building. In the meantime, have a look at some pictures from the day.

As you can see, we couldn’t have asked for more beautiful weather, as we gathered for the start of the day-long festivities.

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Morristown Mayor Donald Cresitello and the tenants of 14 Maple Avenue participated in a “vine-cutting” ceremony.

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Organizations at 14 Maple Avenue include:

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In the lobby, the green features of the building at a glance.

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Also in the lobby, there will be a touchscreen display which shows you, in real time, what the building’s energy, solar and geothermal systems data look like and how they compare to, for example, the energy required to run your refrigerator. You will also be able to browse through the building’s green features and learn some tips on going green.

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The Seeing Eye has a Puppy Cam that lets you see their puppies playing. You won’t be able to resist watching it.

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Everyone was invited to the Dodge Foundation’s board room for lunch. As our staff noted, it was wonderful to see people from all different professional backgrounds make connections with one another over lunch.

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Pete Maszczak (in yellow), who was the project manager for Wm. Blanchard Co., has become an honorary Dodge employee. He knows the building inside and out. Got a question? Ask Pete.

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Dodge President and CEO David Grant explains the features of the green roof…

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…which is blooming and thriving:

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Guests enjoyed food and wine and a look at the New Jersey Green exhibit (which runs until July 15), presented by the Arts Council of the Morris Area, on the third floor of the building,

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and the natural light and good company on the fourth floor.

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And as if the day weren’t already a smashing success, guests were treated to an impromptu a cappella performance by the Alley Cats.

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If you were able to make it to the grand opening, it was good to see you, and we hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did.

And if you haven’t made it yet, might we recommend riding your bike and parking it here, at the building?

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We ♥ bike riders.

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3 Responses to 14 Maple Avenue’s Grand Opening in Pictures

  1. Hello!

    Congratulations and, as we say at the JCC, Mazel Tov! We wish you all the luck in your new environment and look forward to seeing it in the near future. Don’t think we’ll ride bikes from Tenafly to Morristown, though. We’re not THAT green.

    Bravo to the Dodge Foundation for leading the way down this crucial path.

  2. Bob Spiegel says:

    This was an excellent event. It is an amazing building. I would like to do another tour to fully appreciate all the features you managed to incorporate into this building. You should do a virtual tour and post it on you tube. Let me know if you want us to help I would be more than willing to come up and video and also edit it.

  3. Check out WildNewJersey.tv’s exclusive blog about the Dodge Foundation’s 14 Maple Ave Tour!

    Wild New Jersey Exclusive:
    http://wildnewjersey.tv/2009/05/28/wild-new-jersey-exclusive-green-roof-offers-native-habitat-at-dodge-office-on-morristown.aspx

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