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Harborside Terminal Transformation



Two brand-new renderings of Harborside were just released by Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, further illustrating their $75 million capital investment in the complete transformation of their office buildings and the waterfront. Mirroring similar developments across the river along Manhattan’s West Side, Harborside will be a singular destination for living, working, and playing in Jersey City along the Hudson River.

NYC-based SJP Properties is set to manage the development project which includes ambitious architectural updates to recall Harborside’s beginnings as a railroad terminus and shipping station. Elkus Manfredi Architects drafted the new design and SJP Properties will also partner with Mack-Cali on a new 1.2 million square foot, build-to-suit office tower to be constructed next to the Harborside complex.

Most apparent in the new renderings is the reskinning of Harborside’s office buildings. All eight floors on the east side of Harborside 1 plus the first three floors of Harborside 2 and 3 are reclad as a sparkling curtain wall with spectacular light and views of the Hudson River and Manhattan.

**I figured I should start a topic on this redevelopment project because of its scale and undertaking and that the exterior reskinning has started this summer.

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Whole Foods Northeast HQ coming to Harborside Terminal

Additionally, the report highlights a separate 47,398-square-foot office lease with Whole Foods for their new northeast headquarters. Mack-Cali CEO Michael DeMarco lauded the finalization of the long-rumored deal in a statement with the report. “We have started 2019 on solid footing, securing Whole Foods Market in both our retail and office space at our signature Harborside center as part of our Waterfront Strategy,” he said.
Whole Foods Northeast Headquarters will be opening inside of the ongoing Harborside revamp, a waterfront complex that’s home to Piggyback Bar and the newly-opened District Kitchen.

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Taken the other day

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They’re closing the popular restaurant/ bar (Piggyback Bar) so that they could continue renovations probably. New facade is going in too, but it looks bland so far…nothing like the renderings shown. Taken earlier

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Demo work on the exterior of another section

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The street life around the waterfront has really ramped up in the last few years.

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Still working on the exterior demo

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Today. The new facade looks nice.

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Today

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This isn’t exactly flying along, but they were putting facade up on the Columbus St side a few days ago

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Are they building a terrace on that roof? Hard to tell

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Taken earlier this afternoon. They never finished the facade in front of boardwalk. Probably coming after this is done, but doesn’t make sense.

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Renderings posted here




This is really great news for Downtown. An actual destination - like a scaled down Industry City. It’s a much better concept of development than Lefrak’s Newport.

Smorgasburg is a nice touch too.

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I took some photos of the new art installation “Ziggy” along with the new plaza, but before they installed the grass yesterday. I will try to run out today and capture that ahead of the crowds this weekend.

The structure is carefully shaped rebar with laced florescent paracord.

The paracord is lit by UV LEDs.

Plaza under construction.

The surfaces are some type of textured vinyl-like material adhered to the asphalt after a very thorough sweeping.

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