Address: 30 Hudson Street, Jersey City, Google Maps
Height: 791 feet, 42 stories
Architect: Cesar Pelli & Associates
Owner: Goldman Sachs, New York City
Development manager: Hines Limited Interest Partnership, New York City
Base building architects: Cesar Pelli & Associates, New Haven, Connecticut
Interior architects: Skidmore Owings & Merrill, New York City
For more than 70 years the Colgate factory was a fixture of the New Jersey skyline, its signature 30 ft (9 m) high octagonal clock visible for miles. But in recent years, the factory was razed and the vista substantially altered, and now the clock sits on the construction site of a $650-million complex being built by Goldman Sachs, into which it will be incorporated.
In 2003, when the Manhattan-based investment firm opens its Jersey City offices, the vista across the Hudson River from Manhattan will be dramatically transformed. And the clock once again will be visible for miles, a distinctive vestige of the past. The view from the opposite direction—from the Goldman Sachs complex to Manhattan—will certainly not be what Goldman Sachs had planned. The towers of the World Trade Center, destroyed by the September 11 terrorist attacks, will not be there, but the World Financial Center, which, like the Goldman Sachs complex, was designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates, of New Haven, Connecticut, will be visible, as will any structures or memorials that may be built on the World Trade Center site.
Regardless of what may arise on that site, the Goldman Sachs complex will become a significant component of the transformation of a once run-down sector of Jersey City—a transformation that includes new office structures and new Port Authority and Hudson-Bergen light-rail stations. The 30 Hudson development project, as the Goldman Sachs project is known, will occupy two contiguous parcels of land along the waterfront in downtown Jersey City. The project will also include an existing walkway, pier, and ferry landing on the east side of the site, as well as adjacent public parks. An esplanade bordering the Hudson River will serve as a walkway from the Port Authority Trans Hudson (PATH) subway station, which is about 150 yd (137 m) north of the site.
The land will be developed as a campus that will complement Goldman Sachs’s existing complex in downtown Manhattan. The firm’s primary objective is to create an attractive, efficient, and functional environment that will offer advantages not currently available in the Manhattan offices. The campus will support as many as 6,000 employees and will include such amenities as a global learning center, a 160-room lodging area, wellness facilities, and public retail space.
The complex will consist of a 42-story, 1.5 million sq ft (139,350 m2) office tower and a 15-story, 500,000 sq ft (46,450 m2) mixed-use facility. The two structures will be joined by a 135 ft (41 m) tall glass structure that will encompass 25,000 sq ft (2,323 m2) of space. Called The Terraces, this structure will be open to the public and will offer a climate-controlled environment from which to view Manhattan. Four levels of parking below the complex will accommodate approximately 1,400 vehicles.
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Pictures of Goldman Sachs Tower
Liberty Enlightening the World and 30 Hudson Street skyscraper on a cold January day. 12 January 2003.
The view of Goldman Sachs Tower and Manhattan from Liberty State Park. Buildings from left to right: Liberty View Towers, Goldman Sachs Tower, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Metropolitan Life Tower, Trump World Tower. 28 September 2002.
The view of Goldman Sachs Tower and Manhattan from Liberty State Park. Buildings from left to right: Liberty View Towers, Goldman Sachs Tower, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Metropolitan Life Tower, Trump World Tower. 5 May 2002.
30 Hudson Street and World Financial Center on 5 May 2002.