Equipment has arrived at the Jersey City site of Harborside 8, a 708-foot-tall residential skyscraper on the Hudson River waterfront. Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects and developed by Mack Cali, the 68-story tower will be among the tallest structures in the city and the state of New Jersey upon topping out.
Recent photos show the machinery awaiting action on the plot, which is bound by 2nd Street to the north, Hudson Street to the west, Harborside Place to the south, and the 42-story 3 Second Street to the east. The asphalt parking lot will soon be ripped up and the earth drilled for testing. We will likely see more progress in the coming months.
Beginning with the podium, Harborside 8 will contain a multi-story parking superstructure designed to accommodate 505 parking spaces across the first eight floors and will also include an adjacent street-level parking lot. There will be a public outdoor plaza and ground-floor retail space divided into two storefronts spanning approximately 5,437 square feet along the Hudson River and 3,225 square feet facing Hudson Street. Above these are the residential amenities located on floors ten and 11, which include a swimming pool, a fitness center, a yoga studio, a children’s playroom, shared work spaces, a conservatory, shared and private dining areas, and a wine bar. The remainder of the floors will house the planned 680 units, with a breakdown of 206 studios, 266 one-bedrooms, 183 two-bedrooms, and 25 three-bedroom homes.
YIMBY last reported that Mack-Cali plans to commence construction on Harborside 8 sometime this year, with a completion date yet to be announced. The developer also plans to construct an adjacent dual-tower project called Harborside 9 directly to the north. It is still unclear when that will start and finish.