Journal Squared’s Next 72-Story Skyscraper Set to Eclipse 53-Story Sibling, in Jersey City – New York YIMBY
Journal Squared’s Next 72-Story Skyscraper Set to Eclipse 53-Story Sibling, in Jersey City – New York YIMBY Journal Squared, rendering by HWKN
By: Michael Young 8:00 am on August 31, 2019
The second tower of the Journal Squared complex, aka 537 Summit Avenue, is rising rapidly and will soon surpass the adjacent 563-foot-tall, 53-story building, which was the first completed segment of the upcoming trio of residential skyscrapers. The Jersey City property is designed by HWKN/Hollwich Kushner and Handel Architects and developed by Kushner Real Estate Group. The second phase of Journal Squared will rise 754 feet, yield 704 units, 18,000 square feet of retail space, and feature a gross floor space of roughly 1,000,000 square feet.
New photos from above show the prominent stature of both structures, which are positioned on a hill over the Journal Square PATH station.
Looking at both structures from the west toward Manhattan. Photo by Michael Young
The first and second skyscrapers of Journal Squared dominate their surroundings. Photo by Michael Young
Looking southeast at Journal Squared. Photo by Michael Young
Residents will have panoramic views of the Jersey City and New York City skyline, as well as abundant daylight exposure. The lack of any tall structures in the vicinity makes Journal Squared particularly conspicuous. All three towers will have architecturally identical curtain walls and flat roof parapets.
The second superstructure still has just over 20 floors to go before topping out, which could occur around the end of the year. The third and final tower will eventually ascend 60 stories and top out at 633 feet tall. It is unclear when construction on this component will commence.
Completion of the second skyscraper is expected sometime in 2020. The entirety of the Journal Squared complex is scheduled to to finish by 2024.