Foundations are progressing for Journal Squared Tower 3, a 60-story residential skyscraper and the final component in the three-building complex in Journal Square, Jersey City. Designed by HWKN Architecture and Handel Architects and developed by Kushner Real Estate Group and National Real Estate Advisors, the structure will yield 600 rental apartments on a plot bound by Pavonia Avenue to the north and Summit Avenue to the east. Tower 3 will feature the same architectural design as its siblings, with a tight window grid and white paneling, and will stand as the second-tallest in the group.
Progress has been steady since the developers broke ground in October. Recent photographs show a hive of activity below street level with a mix of ongoing excavation work and the beginning stages of the perimeter walls and foundation slab being assembled.
A telescopic crane boom was seen lifting various materials up and across the corner lot. We can expect construction on the substructure to steadily carry on throughout the rest of the spring and into the summer months, and perhaps see the superstructure begin to go vertical sometime in the latter half of the year. The repetitive square floor plates should enable work to progress at a fairly consistent pace.
Here we see a better aerial perspective.
Journal Squared Tower 3 would be best viewed from the northern or south, where all three towers will be visible without any overlap. Below are several additional photographs looking around the neighborhood and the New York metropolitan region.
Journal Squared as a whole will yield 1,840 residences and 36,000 square feet of dining and retail area. The development features a convenient connection to the Journal Square Transportation Center, servicing the PATH trains to the Oculus at the World Trade Center, up toward Newport, Hoboken, 33rd Street, as well as Newark Penn Station to the west.