Mapping the Rise of New Jersey’s 23 Tallest Towers

Several of our clients, Ironstate Development and Kushner Real Estate Group (KRE),  were recently featured in a Curbed.com report on Jersey City’s tallest projects. 

New York may be known for its skyscrapers, but its humble neighbor to the west is slowly but surely catching up in the megaproject department. While New Jersey won’t be getting any supertall towers anytime soon, there are plenty of larger developments coming to the state, including 99 Hudson Street in Jersey City, a planned 990-foot tower that will, upon completion, become the tallest building in the state. There’s also a pie-in-the-sky idea to resurrect the struggling Atlantic City via a giant new casino and tower. So what better time is there to look at the tallest towers rising in the Garden State? This list looks at both the tallest planned towers and some of the smaller ones—but ends with 475-foot-tall buildings. (We had to stop somewhere.)

JOURNAL SQUARED, TOWER 2
The Journal Squared complex is Jersey City’s own megaproject, with Kushner Real Estate Group and National Real Estate Advisors developing three residential towers in the Journal Square neighborhood. Of the three structures, tower 2 is expected to be the tallest, at 70 stories and 742 feet tall. Completion is expected sometime in 2016. [Rendering via Hollwich Kushner]
SUMMIT AVENUE & PAVONIA AVENUE, JERSEY CITY, NJ 07306
URL HARBORSIDE
URL Harborside—the acronym stands for “Urban Ready Life” is a boxy, three-building project designed by Dutch firm concrete and developed by Ironstate and Mack Cali. Each of the three towers will be 713 feet tall, with approximately 736 aparments spread across the entire complex. The buildings are amenity-heavy, with offerings like a rooftop pool, on-site cafe, and fitness center available to residents. Estimated completion: 2016. [Rendering via Ironstate]
70 COLUMBUS
Being developed by Ironstate Development Company and Panepinto Properties, 70 Columbus is a 500-foot-tall rental building containing 543 luxury units, including studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. It’s expected to open by the end of the year. [Rendering via Ironstate]
70 CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS DRIVE, JERSEY CITY, NJ 07302
235 GRAND STREET
Being developed Ironstate and Kushner Real Estate Group (KRE), this residential building is being constructed on the site of an old coal bunker and will have 670 rental units. Though it won’t come close to being one of the state’s tallest, it’ll still rise to 475 feet high upon completion. [Rendering via HLW]
235 GRAND STREET, JERSEY CITY, NJ 07302

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