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RobertWalpole Mar 19, 2012 6:19 AM

JERSEY CITY | Journal Square | Phase 1 | 544 FT | 54 FLOORS
 
I don't know if this is the final design. If so, it's ok, but it will be nice to see an 82 story tower in JC.

http://handelarch.com/projects/type/...sidential.html

Journal Square
Jersey City
Journal Square is a new mixed-use high-rise development awarded through a design competition to Handel Architects and HWKN. The three tower project – the tallest at 82 stories - includes over 2,000 apartments, as well as office space and retail. A sweeping, tree-filled plaza will host farmer’s markets, evening film projections and public events along its low stairs that slope down to the PATH station. Wide, public walkways under each tower’s entrance encourage people to move easily from the plaza into the surrounding neighborhood


http://handelarch.com/images/project...l-square/1.jpg

Dylan Leblanc Mar 19, 2012 6:40 AM

Wow OMG is this serious? I always thought it was a shame that the Journal Square project never went anywhere.

NYC2ATX Mar 19, 2012 8:09 AM

If this is a serious proposal, which I hope it is, this is mind-numbingly fucking awesome. The whole New York area is an unstoppable force. It feels like we're close to rivaling the Tokyo megalopolis...with a better set of skylines ;)

Roadcruiser1 Mar 19, 2012 12:05 PM

If built this building can easily pass the 1,000 foot mark. It would be anywere between 1,100 to 1,200 feet high.

babybackribs2314 Mar 19, 2012 12:27 PM

This project is absolutely fantastic, and hopefully comes to fruition... would make a very iconic addition to the JC skyline, and hopefully encourage similar developments in DoBro and LIC.

OhioGuy Mar 19, 2012 1:09 PM

So if this happened, where would it be located in relation to the PATH station? Would they build above the tracks to the Northwest of the station (across JFK Blvd?) Or would they build to the East-Southeast of the PATH station?

Nexis4Jersey Mar 19, 2012 1:19 PM

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Originally Posted by OhioGuy (Post 5632710)
So if this happened, where would it be located in relation to the PATH station? Would they build above the tracks to the Northwest of the station (across JFK Blvd?) Or would they build to the East-Southeast of the PATH station?

It would be right next to the JSQ station?

OhioGuy Mar 19, 2012 1:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Nexis4Jersey (Post 5632712)
It would be right next to the JSQ station?

The description says, "A sweeping, tree-filled plaza will host farmer’s markets, evening film projections and public events along its low stairs that slope down to the PATH station."

I wasn't sure whether that meant construction on the east side of JFK Blvd or the west side. If I had to guess, I'd assume the east side so that people don't actually have to cross JFK Blvd to get to the station entrance.

scalziand Mar 19, 2012 2:59 PM

Going by this rendering, it's on the east side.

http://handelarch.com/images/project...l-square/2.jpg

Towers on the blue parcel, plaza on the green parcel.
http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/9...jerseycity.png

Dac150 Mar 19, 2012 4:55 PM

That would really be something if this project comes to fruition!

Zapatan Mar 19, 2012 5:52 PM

Pleeease let this be real.

Supertalls for JC, Brooklyn, Queens, wow that would be so sweet, someday... someday...

patriotizzy Mar 19, 2012 6:04 PM

Holy cheeses and crackers.

Roadcruiser1 Mar 19, 2012 6:49 PM

It would be instantly noticeable from the World Trade Center, and the World Financial Center from Manhattan if it is ever built. It is taller than anything else in Hoboken or Jersey City.

NYC4Life Mar 19, 2012 6:59 PM

This would be further away from the main cluster of towers in the Exchange Place and Newport areas, but still an excellent addition.

jd3189 Mar 19, 2012 7:27 PM

If this is really going to be built, it will be another step into expanding high rises and skylines away from Manhattan. Greater New York is going to expand in these next few years.

arkitekte Mar 19, 2012 7:44 PM

This proposal is on a very high level of badass.

summersm343 Mar 19, 2012 8:29 PM

Ya see, there is one MAJOR problem to this. How in the hell are they going to fill 2,000 apartments in Jersey City? It's likely going to be lowered significantly if it is even approved. If I am wrong someone please correct me... then I will be excited for this.

Crawford Mar 19, 2012 8:35 PM

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Originally Posted by summersm343 (Post 5633287)
Ya see, there is one MAJOR problem to this. How in the hell are they going to fill 2,000 apartments in Jersey City?

The rental vacancy rate in the core counties of the metropolitan area are around 1%. There's a desperate shortage of rental apartments.

Dac150 Mar 19, 2012 8:36 PM

The area continues to be a desirable place to live and work. Whether that constitutes this kind of demand I cannot say, however I don't think the area has been built up by accident.

Roadcruiser1 Mar 19, 2012 8:52 PM

There has also been a proposal around this area as well for 2 buildings that would be around 600 feet tall. It would also be residential, but nothing happened as of yet. I am certain that Journal Square would someday be a high rise residential area. These 5 towers are just the beginning of what would someday be a massive skyline in Jersey City and Hoboken.


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