YIMBY Tours 99 Hudson Street, New Jersey’s Tallest Skyscraper

99 Hudson Street from the waterfront. Photo by Michael Young

The 79-story residential skyscraper, 99 Hudson Street, is being designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by China Overseas America. Plaza Construction is in charge of building what is already the tallest tower in Jersey City and New Jersey.

The 900-foot-tall reinforced concrete structure will include 781 units, some with private outdoor balconies and terraces that have uninterrupted views of Lower Manhattan and Midtown across the Hudson River. Vidaris is responsible for the exterior envelope that consists of a glass and Jura limestone curtain wall. The facade is less than 10 floors away from reaching the crown and upper mechanical floors.

YIMBY got to go on a hard hat tour of the 77th floor, just two levels below the top of the project, to check out the views looking east towards Manhattan.

Close-up of the top floors. Photo by Michael Young

Lower Manhattan. Photo by Michael Young

The Financial District. Photo by Michael Young

The Financial District. Photo by Michael Young

The 781-foot-tall Goldman Sachs building (30 Hudson Street) held the title as New Jersey’s tallest tower for the past 14 years. Photo by Michael Young

Looking west at downtown Jersey City with the first residential tower at Journal Squared in the background. Photo by Michael Young

Most of the outdoor terraces will be on the upper floors of the building where the penthouse units will be located. Prices for these condominiums have not been announced yet.

The Empire State Building and the rest of the Midtown skyline. One Vanderbilt is subtly seen behind the Art Deco landmark. Photo by Michael Young

Hudson Yards and Billionaires’ Row standing tall above the Midtown skyline. Photo by Michael Young

Looking north at Hudson Yards. Photo by Michael Young

The metal frame for the crown starts on the 79th floor. Photo by Michael Young

Looking up at the western elevation of 99 Hudson Street. Photo by Michael Young

99 Hudson Street is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

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