Foundations Underway for Journal Squared Tower 3 in Jersey City

Evening rendering of all three towers at Journal Squared. Rendering courtesy of Qualls Benson

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.

Journal Squared. Photo by Michael Young

Journal Squared. Photo by Michael Young

Journal Squared. Photo by Michael Young

Journal Squared. Photo by Michael Young

Journal Squared. Photo by Michael Young

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.

Journal Squared. Photo by Michael Young

Here we see a better aerial perspective.

Journal Squared. Photo by Michael Young

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. Photo by Michael Young

Journal Squared. Photo by Michael Young

Journal Squared. Photo by Michael Young

Journal Squared. Photo by Michael Young

Journal Squared. Photo by Michael Young

Journal Squared. Photo by Michael Young

Journal Squared. Photo by Michael Young

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.

Rendering of all three towers at Journal Squared - Courtesy of Qualls Benson

Rendering of all three towers at Journal Squared, courtesy of Qualls Benson

Tower 3 will feature 18,000 square feet of amenities including a performance lounge, a karaoke room, recording spaces, a “makerspace” area, a co-working lounge, a lobby café, and a sky lounge. These will join the nearly 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities currently spread across the first two towers, which are shared by all inhabitants.

YIMBY last reported that Journal Squared Tower 3 will be finished in spring 2024.

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7 Comments on "Foundations Underway for Journal Squared Tower 3 in Jersey City"

  1. David in Bushwick | April 25, 2022 at 8:35 am | Reply

    Very Albert Speer which is rather ironic.

  2. David : Sent From Heaven. | April 25, 2022 at 9:21 am | Reply

    Configurations on these towers were shaped, with beautiful proportion wherewith grid of windows. For that reason I think its siblings so high up in the air, and easily seen from distance: Thanks to Michael Young.

  3. They look like 432 Parks’
    3 “little” brothers? 🤣

  4. Unfortunately these building are no where near the water.

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