Work is moving along on the exterior recladding of Harborside 1, Harborside 2, and Harborside 3, a contiguous set of eight- to 12-story buildings along the Jersey City waterfront. Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects and developed by Mack-Cali Realty Corporation and SJP Properties, the $75 million project will transform the exterior look of the full-block complex, which is bound by Harborside Place to the north, Hudson Street to the west, and Christopher Columbus Drive to the south.
The below rendering illustrates the 400,000-square-foot Harborside 1 looking toward the Hudson River from Christopher Columbus Drive. This entire edifice will bear a new skin, while only the first three levels of the other two properties will change.
So far the main eastern façade along the boardwalk and water has seen the most progress. The new exterior can be seen at the ground floor. The new color scheme, textures, and material choices are certainly bolder and brighter than the original fenestration.
Harborside 2 and 3 measure between 725,000 to 761,200 square feet and share on-site amenities such as the District Kitchen food hall, 10,000 square feet of retail boutique space, a fitness center, car parking and rental service, a bike sharing service, daycare services, access to a full-service Hyatt Regency Hotel and event spaces, platinum wired certification with high-speed internet and an extensive list of carriers, and adjacent ferry service to Manhattan right along the boardwalk.