Curtain wall installation is nearing the pinnacle of MGM Marin Boulevard, a 41-story residential tower at 331 Marin Boulevard in Jersey City. Alternately addressed as 184 Morgan Street, the project is designed by Marchetto Higgins Stieve and is being developed by The Albanese Group, and will yield a total of 482 units, 121 parking spaces, a 125-seat theater, and 14,000 square feet of amenities. The property is located within the Powerhouse Arts District, directly to the south of 351 Marin Boulevard, another tower under construction. 331 Marin Boulevard is bound by Marin Boulevard to the east, Morgan Street to the south, Grove Street to the west, and Bay Street to the north. Hatfield Group is the facade consultant for the project.
At the time of our last update in early November, the reinforced concrete superstructure had recently topped out and none of its façade had been installed. Recent photos show the progress that has occurred since then.
The multi-story podium sits at the intersection of Marin and Morgan Streets and is clad in a dark façade with a grid of large windows. The southern corner has rounded glass that elegantly wraps around the edges, while a rectangular frame protrudes from the surface and goes around the top of the podium and between the first and second floors.
The envelope of the main tower is a mixture of floor-to-ceiling glass and reflective decorative panels fitted with an array of vertical lines. Thin horizontal strips of the same material are interspersed every three floors.
The rectangular panels shimmer in the sunlight. Below is a photograph looking up at the eastern elevation.
There were only a handful of exposed floor plates left to enclose at the time of our visit, and workers should quickly fill in the rest of the voids that lead to the roof parapet.
MGM Marin Boulevard is slated for completion next year, as stated on Marchetto Higgins Stieve’s website.