The first renderings are up for a new project in Jersey City that promises to bring 1,000 units to the waterfront; the images come from architect Alex Stark’s website — though the towers’ official design architect is unknown. China Construction America purchased the land last November, for $70 million.
An initial press release gave specifics for the site in 2012, and Stark’s website has additional information; the development will include street-front retail and a luxury hotel, in addition to the apartment buildings.
99 Hudson Street provides another signal that the boom in Jersey City is kicking into high gear. Several enormous projects are on the near-horizon, including a similar two-towered development further west, in Journal Square, two three-towered plans — dubbed Journal Squared and Urban Ready Living Harborside — as well as a host of high-rises that will rise in a singular manner.
While the previous press release indicates that 99 Hudson Street would become one of the top-five tallest buildings in New Jersey, things have changed significantly since 2012, and a number of competing projects are about to begin rising across the Hudson; the multi-component nature of the Urban Ready Living and Journal Squared plans should ensure that those developments take the superlative spots after 30 Hudson Street. Nevertheless, the scope of 99 Hudson will be quite large, and each of the towers will stand 60 stories tall, ensuring major prominence on the Jersey City skyline.
No completion date for the site has been announced, but the total cost is $450 million, and the economic impact of the development will be significant; 99 Hudson Street is expected to generate 2,000 construction jobs over a five year timeframe, which would also imply that work will be finished by 2019.
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