Elkus Manfredi Architects

200 Amsterdam’s Building Permits Upheld in Victorious New York Court of Appeals Ruling

Yesterday 200 Amsterdam Avenue, a 668-foot-tall residential tower on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, conclusively won the long legal battle that allows for new construction without the fear of new retroactively enforced interpretations on those permits. The New York Court of Appeals denied an opposition group’s attempt to appeal a previous court’s ruling upholding the validity of 200 Amsterdam’s building permits. Earlier this year, a previous ruling from the New York State Appellate Division, First Department, ruled in favor of developers SJP Properties and Mitsui Fudosan America by unanimously overturning the lower court’s ruling. The trial court ruling sought to apply a retroactive draft zoning interpretation which would reduce the height of the constructed 52-story building designed by Elkus Manfredi.

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The Charlotte’s Façade Nears Completion at 25 Columbus Drive in Jersey City

Exterior work is nearing completion on The Charlotte, a 626-foot-tall mixed-use skyscraper at 25 Columbus Drive in Jersey City. Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects and developed by Mack-Cali’s Roseland Residential Trust, the 57-story tower will yield 750 units with interiors designed by Fogarty Finger and a school in the podium designed by KSS Architects. Melillo + Bauer Associates is the landscape architect, DeSimone Consulting Engineers is the structural engineer, and AMA Consulting Engineers is the mechanical engineer for the project, which is bound by Christopher Columbus Drive to the north, Montgomery Street to the south, Washington Street to the east, and Warren Street to the west.

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The new exterior for Harborside. Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects

Recladding for Harborside 1-3 Nearing Completion in Jersey City

The exterior recladding of Harborside 1, Harborside 2, and Harborside 3, is almost finished and has made significant installation progress since YIMBY last covered the complex back in the early fall. The Harborside buildings sit along the Jersey City waterfront as a contiguous trio of low-rise structures ranging from eight to 12 floors high. The 21st-century upgrade is designed Elkus Manfredi Architects and is being developed in a collaboration between Mack-Cali Realty Corporation and SJP Properties. The three buildings sit on a long rectangular parcel bound by Harborside Place to the north, Hudson Street to the west, and Christopher Columbus Drive to the south. Plaza Construction is in charge of the construction, which is expected to cost $75 million.

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Aerial rendering of Harborside buildings 1, 2, and 3 - Photo courtesy of Mack-Cali

Mack-Cali Unveils Latest Phase of Harborside Campus Transformation Along Jersey City Waterfront

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation has revealed new renderings and forthcoming components of its ongoing transformation of the Harborside commercial campus in Jersey City. The development is located on the shores of Hudson River and includes Harborside buildings 1, 2, and 3, a trio of low-rise office buildings that will be fully renovated for the modern office tenant.

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