MGM Marin Boulevard’s Curtain Wall Nears Pinnacle at 331 Marin Boulevard in Jersey City

184 Morgan Street. Designed by Marchetto Higgins Stieve.

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.

331 Marin Boulevard. Photo by Michael Young

331 Marin Boulevard. Photo by Michael Young

331 Marin Boulevard. Photo by Michael Young

331 Marin Boulevard from Christopher Columbus Drive. Photo by Michael Young

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.

331 Marin Boulevard. Photo by Michael Young

331 Marin Boulevard. Photo by Michael Young

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.

331 Marin Boulevard. Photo by Michael Young

The rectangular panels shimmer in the sunlight. Below is a photograph looking up at the eastern elevation.

331 Marin Boulevard. Photo by Michael Young

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.

331 Marin Boulevard. Photo by Michael Young

MGM Marin Boulevard is slated for completion next year, as stated on Marchetto Higgins Stieve’s website.

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8 Comments on "MGM Marin Boulevard’s Curtain Wall Nears Pinnacle at 331 Marin Boulevard in Jersey City"

  1. Keep building currently renters get two months free rent.

    Let’s shoot for 4 months if more buildings keep going up .

    Lol

    Jersey city development was based on high rental prices in
    NYC.

    • And during the pandemic prices in North Jersey soared higher, while prices in Manhattan fell. Less crime, less riots, better views and easy access to NYC when you want it. Location, location, location.

    • I heard most developers are giving up building to grow tomatoes.

      It’s impossible to profit on buildings, and since these new ones go bad in 1.5 years or so they will never make a return on investment.

  2. The base is quite nice. I’m not so sure about the tower itself, though.

  3. David : Sent From Heaven. | June 19, 2021 at 9:19 am | Reply

    Let you tell me how it happened within these details, and the work occurs and present itself from your report: Thanks to Michael Young.

  4. David in Bushwick | June 19, 2021 at 11:15 am | Reply

    The constructed reality now indicates why the rendering has the tower look like it’s shrouded in fog.

  5. With NYC’s evolving energy code, Jersey City is going to be the last place in the country with PTACs in new buildings.

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