On one side of South Clinton Avenue in Trenton, former John A. Roebling Sons Co. buildings have been converted into offices and a retail marketplace. Once a year, in June, the adjacent Roebling Wire Works machine shop building plays host to Art All Night, Artworks’ 24-hour free art extravaganza.

Across the street, on the other side of South Clinton, there is a different picture. Fenced off and silent, many more cavernous buildings of the famous wire rope manufacturer still stand abandoned and silent.