Harborside 1–3’s Recladding Makes Progress in Jersey City

The new exterior for Harborside. Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects

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.

The new exterior for Harborside. Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects

Looking north along the waterfront. Rendering from Mack-Cali Realty Corporation

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.

The eastern façade of Harborside. Photo by Michael Young

The eastern façade of Harborside. Photo by Michael Young

The eastern façade. Photo by Michael Young

The eastern façade. Photo by Michael Young

The eastern façade. Photo by Michael Young

The eastern façade. Photo by Michael Young

The eastern façade. Photo by Michael Young

The eastern façade. Photo by Michael Young

The eastern façade. Photo by Michael Young

The middle section of the eastern façade. Photo by Michael Young

The northern end of the eastern facade. Photo by Michael Young

The northern end of the eastern facade. Photo by Michael Young

The southern façade. Photo by Michael Young

The southern facade with the temporarily exposed concrete superstructure. Photo by Michael Young

The southern façade. Photo by Michael Young

The southern façade with the temporarily exposed concrete superstructure. Photo by Michael Young

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.

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3 Comments on "Harborside 1–3’s Recladding Makes Progress in Jersey City"

  1. Looks very sleek, I like it.

  2. I love this. Earlier in the last decade I had a riverfront office in this building and, while the view was spectacular, the building and especially its retail component were super-tired. This is a VAST improvement. Mack-Cali should be lauded for this beautiful rehab. This looks like A-level space now.

  3. OneNYersOpinion | November 4, 2020 at 5:00 am | Reply

    Given its waterfront locale and convenient transit options, this complex has seemingly underperformed for forever. The retail is reminiscent of a 70’s suburban mall and aside from the (hermetically sealed) Manhattan view, never came close to living up to its potential. Great seeing open air dining and waterfront pedestrian walkway being added – What took so long ??

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