Construction Wraps on Hudson Exchange West’s Second Tower, in Jersey City

Looking at the second tower of Hudson Exchange West (the taller sibling to the south). Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by Forest City.

Construction is complete on VYV South, a 432-unit residential building at 444 Warren Street in Jersey City. Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by Brookfield Properties and G&S Investors, the structure is the second building to rise in the 18-acre Hudson Exchange West development following the completion of its sibling VYV North at 474 Warren Street. Both edifices feature a curtain wall of dark gray brick and glass panels, and culminate in relatively flat parapets. The entire development will consist of 12 new towers with 5,400 units and 350,000 square feet of amenity, retail, and dining spaces.

A select few apartments on the southeastern corner of VYV South have balconies that run the height of the building from the top of the podium to the pinnacle. They provide views across the Hudson River of Hudson Square, Soho, Tribeca, and the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. The structure also contains 9,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space that is being marketed by RKF.

VYV North (left) and VYV South Photo by Michael Young

VYV South. Photo by Michael Young

VYV South. Photo by Michael Young

VYV South is bound by Warren Street to the west, VYV North and its multi-story parking garage to the north, light rail tracks to the east, and Metro Plaza Drive to the south. The waterfront is only two blocks away to the east, while the Harsimus Cove Hudson-Bergen Light Rail station is right across Metro Plaza Drive. The Newport Centre mall is a short walk from the front doors, as are big-box stores like Bed Bath & Beyond, BJ’s, and Shop Rite, which are located immediately to the west.

A completion date for the entire masterplan has yet to be announced, but is likely several years off.

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2 Comments on "Construction Wraps on Hudson Exchange West’s Second Tower, in Jersey City"

  1. David in Bushwick | May 23, 2020 at 8:52 am | Reply

    Jersey City, the brand new bedroom community for upwardly mobile urbanites who really aren’t.

  2. Progress is beautiful. More supply will only held meet demand. The facade is modern and stunning. This was a parking lot before. What is not to like? Surely a building like this is a higher and better use than a parking lot. Cities are not built by cynical Brooklyn artists.

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