Rutgers University is in the process of completing the second of a pair of medical buildings on a .95-acre parcel of land with an elevated rail line running above it. Steps were taken to reduce noise, including construction with zinc cladding and brick, along with a curtain wall of acoustic glass. "Because of the shape of the site, the frontage of the main entry is very narrow, so to have the buildings have street presence was very challenging," said project architect Larry Wente. "And it's really exacerbated by the Amtrak line."

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