New Architecture: Jersey City Urby

Harborside Mack-Cali: This offset, 713 ft, 69 story tower called the Jersey City “Urby” is the first of three towers to be built in coming years as a part of the Harborside complex at Exchange Place directly across the River from Lower Manhattan. Designed by the Dutch firm Concrete, there’s also another Urby in Staten Island, which boasts an urban farm and beehives.

The Jersey City “Urby” has 762 units and follows the style of several new residential towers erected in the past few years in New York City, with an asymmetrical design to enhance views and space appearing as cantilevered blocks. The scheduled opening is February 2017 with rentals starting at $2,000 a month.

Located near the Exchange Place Path station at 34 Exchange Place.

Journal Squared


The Journal Squared tower is the first of three to be built on this site designed by Handel Architects and managed by Kushner real estate. This tower is 563 feet tall and will bring 538 apartments to downtown Jersey City. By the time the others are built as apart of the entire complex, it will provide 1,838 apartments, 36,000 square feet of retail space and a new public plaza. It boasts amenities such as an outdoor pool, sun deck, yoga, and a restaurant and lounge on the 53rd floor.

The name Journal Square comes from the Jersey (originally, the Evening Journal) Journal newspaper building which used to be on Journal Square before it was demolished. It’s still in circulation today.

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