Curtain Wall Nears Completion on 99 Hudson Street, Jersey City’s Tallest Skyscraper


Façade work is nearing completion at 99 Hudson Street, the tallest skyscraper in New Jersey. Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by China Overseas America, the topped-out 900-foot-tall residential tower soars prominently above the Jersey City skyline. Plaza Construction is in charge of building the 79-story project and Vidaris is overseeing the exterior envelope, which is getting close to wrapping up. Assembly of the glass crown and installation of the Jura limestone curtain wall on the lower levels are the only components remaining.

New photos from the Jersey City and Manhattan waterfronts show the scope of completed work.

99 Hudson Street. Photo by Michael Young

The top portion of the eastern elevation. Photo by Michael Young

The envelope in the sunlight. Photo by Michael Young

The backside of the crown. Photo by Michael Young

The curtain wall on the western elevation. Photo by Michael Young

The limestone cladding that spans the top of the tall main lobby entrance is currently being installed. The glass for the large atrium space should go in at a later time.

Looking at the lower floors of 99 Hudson Street. Photo by Michael Young

The glass and Jura Limestone. Photo by Michael Young

The construction hoist is still up, but could begin disassembly sometime soon. The crane atop the structure continues to lift and swing sections of the curtain wall above the building and into place.

Looking south at the building. Photo by Michael Young

A glass panel being swung over. Photo by Michael Young

The crane lowering the curtain wall panel in place. Photo by Michael Young

The development will contain 781 units, including some with private balconies near the ends of each floor plate, and outdoor terraces on the upper setbacks below the crown. East-facing residences will have unobstructed views of the Lower Manhattan and Midtown skylines. Access to the light rail and the PATH train are conveniently located across the street, along with ferries to New York and up the Jersey City waterfront.

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

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11 Comments on "Curtain Wall Nears Completion on 99 Hudson Street, Jersey City’s Tallest Skyscraper"

  1. If I behave wrong in the work, will you be calm? Your report may not be a book of justice. But I can prove that these details are not biased in planning for development. Posing of hundreds on words that you have created interesting to look at and gorgeous, according to the evidence I saw. (Thanks to Michael Young)

  2. David in Bushwick | August 29, 2019 at 9:30 am | Reply

    While this design is awfully ordinary, the best thing about it is its height which makes the rather squat Pelli designed 30 Hudson Street look much better now. In fact, it improves the entire Jersey City instant skyline.

  3. David in Bushwick | August 29, 2019 at 11:49 am | Reply

    Come on YIMBY, you keep deleting comments for no good reason and keep the ones you shouldn’t.

    • Yes, the owner tof this site is trigger happy with deleting what he doesn’t like or approve of. He is practicing the “new and improved” freedom of press and speech: Speak what I like, or I shut you up!

      • …if I deleted what I didn’t like then why is your comment still here? I literally have no idea what comment David is referencing and I can’t find anything in the trash from this thread.

    • I didn’t delete any comments in this thread???

  4. Man this building already looks dated, and that giant sign is so tacky.

  5. What a disgusting monstrosity.

  6. The giant sign is not a permanent sign. It’s for advertising/promotion.

  7. I’m sorry, but the design and architecture of this building is just terrible. Who thought this was a good design?

  8. Jersey City Resident | October 4, 2019 at 10:52 am | Reply

    Ekk, ugly

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