Is this what is going up in Journal SQ?
I was looking at the census data, and I noticed how Asian Jersey City has become, especially along the waterfront. Who are these Asians? Are they recent immigrants, and what kind of housing are they living in along the waterfront areas of the city?
It appears that Asians are also moving into the West Side, no? According to the census, they are now the plurality over there in many tracts and they also dominate Journal Square along with Whites.
I also noted that Hispanics seem to be moving into the Heights perhaps joining or displacing Whites, and out of Downtown where they once dominated.
Last edited by futurecity; March 19th, 2012 at 01:29 AM.
The West Side of Jersey City has a large Asian population mostly Filipinos for as long as I lived on the west side which has been more the 15 years. JSQ has a big Arab population much more then downtown and the waterfront. An Hispanics have been moving out of downtown for the last 10 years as it has become unfordable.
This is the first time I've ever seen this rendering the old one was only two buildings that shared a base I think I like this one better I hope they build something soon.
There are a lot of Asian Indians on the waterfront as well.
I think they tend to be in the IT profession for financial firms both in NY and JC.
I see, i didn't expect Indians to dominate that whole area of JC.
JC city is an amazing true melting pot, and it has a very high Asian population and growing fast.
Renderings retrieved from the website of Handel Architects reveal a massive new
project coming to Journal Square in Jersey City. While no height figures have
been released, Handel does state that the tallest building will rise to 82
floors. Given modern floor heights, that means the tallest tower is likely over
1,000 feet tall--a major milestone that Jersey City has yet to surpass (its
current tallest, the Goldman Sachs Tower, is 781 feet to the roof).
Image via Handel
This proposal is FANTASTIC, IMO... the design isn't spectacular but while conservative, it's still quite grand, and the materials look very high-end. It will make quite an impact... if it's built, that is.
They like the new buildings.
I'll believe it when I see it built. Remember all the amazing proposals we've seen for supertalls (from Philly to Boston) that have not panned out!??????
Good one though and it would be nice to see JC get some bold projects like this to help it stand out a little as the rising star of Jersey.
This project looks leaps and bounds better than anything that has been built in Jersey City IMO (maybe with the exception of the GS Tower and 77 Hudson to a degree), but it almost sounds like the design wasn't created for a developer but rather for the city (so more of a 'vision' than a proposal unfortunately). But if it was done for the city and they acquire the land for it and put out a RFP for taking on the project, then perhaps in the next 10 years or so we might actually see this get built (which would put JSQ back on the map for sure!).
Keep in mind that any developer would likely ask for a huge subsidy to build something of this magnitude in the near-term in JSQ given the return they could get in Downtown vs. the market rate for rentals in JSQ. Even MEPT, which has had more than enough cash on hand to build the entire City Center project for years, has been hesistant to build in JSQ and has yet to fully commit to building at the site the city cleared for it 4 years ago (and they only have about 10 days left to do so before the city starts thinking hard about an alternative for the site). As someone else has already pointed out, they spent $377 million a few months back on purchasing the Newport Tower (which I believe was a record amount for a NJ office building).
Last edited by tbal; March 19th, 2012 at 09:24 PM.
I saw that today as well. That lot seems very small. Anyone have renderings?