Superstructure at the phase two tower for KRE Group and National Real Estate Advisors' Journal Squared mixed-use development has surpassed the height of the project’s 53-story phase one tower. Phase two includes a 72-story residential rental tower from Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) and Handel Architects that will top out later this year. Journal Squared's complete master plan calls for 2.3 million square feet spread among three towers for its site adjacent to the Journal Square Transportation Center in Jersey City's historic Journal Square neighborhood.
Rising 72 stories and 754 feet, the phase two tower will include 704 residential rental units and 18,000 square feet of retail space. The tower's massing steps back as it rises and is clad with a grid of white metal panels and punched windows. To break down the repetitive envelope, thin metal panels in various shades of blue flag the windows on alternating sides while several large vertical strips of glazing rip through the tower, further breaking down the larger form.
Architects: Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) and Handel Architects; Developers: KRE (Kushner Real Estate Group) and National Real Estate Advisors, a division of NEBF; Structural Engineer: WSP; Mechanical Engineer: Barone Engineering Associates; Building Envelope Consultant: Israel Berger & Associates; Landscape Architect: Melillo + Bauer Associates, Inc.; Identity: Bruce Mau Design; Program: Residential, Retail, and Parking; Location: Jersey City, New Jersey; Completion: 2017 (Phase One), 2020 (Phase Two).