phase one of new jersey’s tallest residential towers breaks ground
 
phase one of new jersey’s tallest residential towers breaks ground phase one of new jersey’s tallest residential towers breaks ground
oct 29, 2014

phase one of new jersey’s tallest residential towers breaks ground

phase one of new jersey’s tallest residential towers breaks ground
all images courtesy of HWKN

 

 

 

construction is underway at the site of new jersey’s tallest residential structure, a mixed-use development that will form the centerpiece of the region’s urban regeneration. designed by new york-based practices HWKN and handel architects, the scheme is composed of three connected towers that between them offer 1,838 rental residences and 36,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.

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the scheme is composed of connected towers that offer 1,838 rental residences and 36,000 square feet of retail space

 

 

 

rising at the intersection of pavonia and summit avenues, the new development is located in close proximity to the journal square PATH station, and will include a pedestrian friendly public plaza – helping to integrate the scheme within its urban context.

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the development is positioned at the intersection of pavonia and summit avenues

 

 

 

the vast project will be completed in three phases, with the first stage – scheduled to open in 2016 – featuring a variety of rental residences that offer expansive views across the hudson river towards downtown manhattan. additional amenities for residents include an outdoor swimming pool, a full-service fitness center, golf simulator, children’s playroom and a 2,000 square-foot entertainment space.

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additional amenities for residents include an outdoor swimming pool and a full-service fitness center

 

 

 

we are very proud of this extraordinary project and the collaborative team behind it and to see it so well supported at the groundbreaking was a wonderful sight for our team, explained matthias hollwich, partner of HWKN. ‘it was another exciting step toward journal squared becoming a vital piece of the community’.

 

marc kushner partner at HWKN furthered: ‘we designed a building that works equally well at the scale of the turnpike, where hundreds of thousands of people will see it every day, and at the scale of those who walk and live in the city’.

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the mixed-use development will form the centerpiece of the region’s urban regeneration

 

 

 

mayor steven fulop who led the ceremonies at the site, commented: this is an exciting day because this is really a game-changer for jersey city in so many ways. this project is going to change the city, and it’s certainly going to change journal square. when all three towers are complete, it will literally transform and recreate the entire jersey city skyline. that is no small accomplishment and nothing short of something that the entire city should be proud of.’

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the entrance to new jersey’s tallest residential tower

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‘journal squared’ viewed from lower manhattan

 

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project info:

 

name: journal squared
location: jersey city, NJ, USA
type: winning competition, under construction
size: 2,300,000 sqf in 3 phases (phase 1 currently under construction, containing 540 units)
client: kushner real estate group, national real estate advisors
architects: HWKN (hollwich kushner) and handel architects
consultants: WSP cantor seinuk inc. (structure), barone engineering associates (MEP), melillo + bauer associates, inc. (landscape architect), christopher stevens LLC (interiors), bruce mau design (identity), bliss fasman inc. (lighting consultant), van deusen & associates (elevator consultant), israel berger & associates (building envelope consultant), dresdner robin (civil engineers), dolan and dean consulting engineers, LLC (traffic consultant)

  • Had it been not so bloody banal and uninspiring, the tallest residential tower in New Jersey would have certainly stood out as a remarkable piece of architecture. Remarkably enough, the circle of mediocre architects is just getting wider.

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