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Journal Squared

Journal Squared, or J2, is a retail and 3-tower residential complex under construction at Journal Square in Jersey City, New Jersey[1] Upon completion, the complex will consist of a 54-story, 60-story, and 70-story building. The project broke ground in October 2014 with the first building topping out in December 2015 at 54 stories and 574 ft (175 m) that will include the some of tallest buildings in the city[2][3][4] and tallest building in the state. The tallest building in New Jersey is the commercial Goldman Sachs office tower in Jersey City at 781 feet.[5]

Journal Squared
General information
Type Residential Highrise
Location 615 Pavonia Avenue
Journal Square
Jersey City, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°43′52″N 74°10′25″W / 40.73111°N 74.17361°W / 40.73111; -74.17361Coordinates: 40°43′52″N 74°10′25″W / 40.73111°N 74.17361°W / 40.73111; -74.17361
Construction started 21 October 2014
Completed January 2017
Height
Roof 175 m (574 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 54
Design and construction
Architect Handel Architects
Hollwich Kushner
Developer Kushner Real Estate Group
Website
www.journalsquared.com

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SiteEdit

The site of the project is adjacent to the Journal Square Transportation Center on Summit Avenue across from the Hudson County Administration Building, the county seat of Hudson County and the Newkirk House, the oldest extant building in the county.

Funding and abatementsEdit

Journal Squared is project of Kushner Real Estate Group. It was first approved by the city council in December 2012 and was later granted a 30-year tax abatement and $10 million in bonds.[6][2][3][4][7]

DesignEdit

The project has been designed by Handel Architects and Hollwich Kushner.[8][9][10] The project consists of three towers, and a mix of office, residential, and retail, although the project will be chiefly residential, with 2,000 new units. One of the main components is a large plaza occupying a portion of the lot, providing a focal point for public gathering and much needed open space in an area that is densifying quite rapidly. As development pressures continue to rise, Jersey City should continue gaining substantial verticality.[11]

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