Work on the second phase of Journal Squared at 537 Summit Avenue in Jersey City is progressing rapidly. Construction workers are pouring the floor slabs for what will become a 72-story residential skyscraper. The structure is set to stand 759 feet and become the tallest of the proposed trio of towers, of which one is already completed next door. All three are being designed by HWKN/Hollwich Kushner and Handel Architects. Kushner Real Estate Development is the developer of the entire site, which sits adjacent to the Journal Square PATH train station on a hill overlooking New York City. The second phase will yield 700 units, 18,000 square feet of retail space, and a gross floor space of roughly 1,000,000 square feet.
Recent photos from YIMBY user, JC_Heights, show the pace of construction on the reinforced concrete structure.
Ascending immediately to the east of the first completed phase of Journal Squared, the project can be seen for miles from the local surrounding streets, the exit lanes from the Holland Tunnel, the New Jersey Turnpike, the New York harbor, and from the high rises of Manhattan. The isolated placement for the skyscraper triplet gives the whole scope of the project greater prominence. However, this might change if plans for other similarly tall buildings near Kushner’s development are realized.
The third and final phase of Journal Squared is currently being used as a temporary staging area. This segment will rise by the intersection of Pavonia Avenue and Summit Avenue and top out between the first two skyscrapers.
Completion of the second skyscraper is expected sometime in 2020. The Journal Squared project is scheduled to be fully completed by 2024.