Renderings Revealed for Country’s Largest Timber Office Building in Newark, New Jersey

Michael Green Architecture _ Lotus Equity Group 1Rendering by Michael Green Architecture / Lotus Equity Group

Renderings are out for an 11-story timber office building proposed for the Riverfront Square development in Newark, New Jersey. The site is located next to New Jersey Transit’s Broad Street station, which is less than a twenty-minute commute to Midtown Manhattan. The project is part of a larger 11.8-acre mixed-use development, as well as Riverfront Park, designed by James Corner Field Operations. Lotus Equity Group will be responsible for the development.

Hero view of Structure, Image by Michael Green Architecture / Lotus Equity Group

Rendering by Michael Green Architecture / Lotus Equity Group

The structure will rise at least 120 feet to its rooftop, and yield over 500,000 square feet of office space. The exposed wood design is expected to enhance the tenant experience, and will also be environmentally sustainable.

Entrance and seating around building, Image by Michael Green Architecture / Lotus Equity Group

Entrance and seating around building, Image by Michael Green Architecture / Lotus Equity Group

Ben Korman, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Lotus Equity Group, said “the vision we share with Michael Green is to design the most environmentally sustainable office tower that enhances the health of tenants and the surrounding communities through efficient planning and green design.”

Outdoors recreational space, Image by Michael Green Architecture / Lotus Equity Group

Outdoors recreational space, Image by Michael Green Architecture / Lotus Equity Group

Michael Green Architecture will be responsible for the design. Head of the firm, Michael Green, commented on the project, “Good buildings are good neighbors and we envision a sustainable, efficient and architecturally-stunning future for Newark.”

Interior view of multi-floor open space within offices, Image by Michael Green Architecture / Lotus Equity Group

Interior view of multi-floor open space within offices, Image by Michael Green Architecture / Lotus Equity Group

One of the most significant drives for timber construction is how it saves times in construction, without having to wait for the concrete to pour and dry. The tower will be treated to be fire resistant, with The Real Deal reporting the potential for a façade of brick or metal panels. The estimated completion date has not been announced.

Hero view of Structure, Image by Michael Green Architecture / Lotus Equity Group

Rendering by Michael Green Architecture / Lotus Equity Group

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4 Comments on "Renderings Revealed for Country’s Largest Timber Office Building in Newark, New Jersey"

  1. Total madness. What chemicals will the wood be treated with? Will the chemicals off-gas? Environmentally sensitive? Only fire resistant — not fireproof? You are building an 11 storey, 500k sf building here. Whoever is financing this has their head up their arse.

  2. Tony,
    Please do a little more research prior to responding so quickly.

  3. Bob, This is the Internet. Your asking way too much for an intelligent resposne. I would also like to add, don’t vaccinate your kids!

  4. MIKE BLOOMBERG | March 15, 2018 at 3:05 pm | Reply

    NICE JOB, IT’S ABOUT TIME THEY START ADVANCING THE REAL ESTATE THERE. JERSEY CITY LOOKED HORRIBLE A FEW YEARS BACK, AND LOOK AT IT NOW.

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