Continuing the discussion from JERSEY CITY | The Waterfront Redevelopment:
BY: NIKOLAI FEDAK ON MAY 6TH 2014 AT 7:30 AM
The first renderings are up for a new project in Jersey City dubbed ‘Hudson Exchange West,’ and the images come from the site’s architect, Perkins Eastman. Plans for the building are apparently the first aspect of a six-block development that will completely transform the surrounding neighborhood, though at this point, the developer is unknown.
Hudson Exchange West is located directly to the west of The Monaco; the third tower of that development, dubbed The San Remo, is also about to begin rising. While piecemeal action is beginning to make a real difference in the neighborhood’s urban transition, the conversion of a significant swath of parking lots will greatly accelerate the process.
With 625,000 square feet, Hudson Exchange West will be quite large, though the current boom in Jersey City is no stranger to bulk; several of the city’s newest projects will have over 1,000 units, including the greater plan for Hudson Exchange. Still, the aesthetics at the project are somewhat of a departure from typical glass towers rising nearby, and “the reflective glazed brick surface folded upon by layers of burgundy masonry explores a new sophisticated relationship between [the building] and its context.”