We’re excited to announce the latest addition to our tours, which will take you inside the raw industrial spaces, latest renovations and future plans at Kearny Point, a former United States shipyard, poised to become New Jersey’s counterpoint to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Join us for the tour, which kicks off on October 21st at 1 PM (Uber taxi codes will be provided to cover transportation from Jersey City to the site).
During World War I and II, Kearny Point was once one of the world’s most prolific shipyards when it operated as the Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, where as many as 30,000 people came to work each day. Today, Hugo Neu is transforming the 130-acre industrial complex into a new mixed-use, sustainable waterfront destination – one that embraces the site’s history and provides opportunities for the businesses of the new economy. Its renewed work environment is situated only minutes from Manhattan, but comes at a fraction of the cost of workspace in New York City, Newark, Hoboken or Jersey City.
In total, the Kearny Point project will reactivate more than three million square feet of industrial space for more than 7,000 jobs, making it one of the largest and most economically significant redevelopments in the region. In subsequent phases, Kearny Point will include a host of indoor/outdoor common areas, including a living shoreline, public waterfront promenade and a restored marina.
- Building 78, the 200,000-square-foot adaptive reuse of a former Navy facility, originally constructed in the 1920’s. Building 78 is now home to over 100 small businesses (70%+ are minority-or-women-owned) in addition to a coworking space, cafe, and new “blue roof” lounge and event space
- The annex, a former craneway attached to Building 78, currently employed for events, photo/tv shoots, and other creative uses
- Building 100, a dramatic 270,000-square-foot former craneway – currently in its raw state – set to be redeveloped into large office lofts
- A walk-through of the shoreline of the convergent Hackensack and Passaic Rivers including the South Basin area, which will be transformed into a revitalized pedestrian promenade and marina. This will also include a glimpse of the fast-recovering plant life native to the area
What to bring: Flat, closed-toe shoes are mandatory
What to know: The tour is roughly 1.5 to 2 hours long. Guests will be individually emailed an Uber code prior to the tour, which will cover the costs to from the Journal Square PATH station to the Kearny Point and back.
Cafe and bar on ground floor of Building 78
Remnants of the industrial infrastructure inside Building 78
An additional portion of Building 78, not yet converted yet
An elevated wooden walkway inside Building 100
Inside Building 100, currently
The south basin currently
Rendering of the future lobby of Building 100. Rendering by STUDIOS Architecture in collaboration with WXY.
A rendering of the renovation to Building 100, which will open onto an amphitheater and the waterfront esplanade. Rendering by STUDIOS Architecture in collaboration with WXY.
Aerial view of future vision of Kearny Point. Rendering by STUDIOS Architecture in collaboration with WXY.
Cafe/common area in the Kearny Works space inside Building 78
Blue roof on Building 78
Building 78 exterior