Jersey City is a city in the northern parts of the US state of New Jersey. Jersey City is close to the Hudson River, Hackensack River, Upper New York Bay, and Newark Bay. The first building ever to be considered as a skyscraper in the area was the Labor Bank Building (or 26 Journal Square currently) which was completed in 1928. The early 1990s saw Jersey City experiencing a small growth surge in building construction. By the late 1990s, the surge had increased massively as evidenced by an increase in the number of high-rises for commercial and residential use. Some of the tallest buildings in the city were constructed during this time including the Harborside Financial Center and 30 Hudson Street. As it stands, there are over thirty-five high-rises with heights of 300 feet or more. This high number of tall buildings makes Jersey City’s skyline the fifth tallest in the northeastern region.
The Tallest Buildings in Jersey City
Goldman Sachs Tower
30 Hudson Street, or the Goldman Sachs Tower, is the tallest building in Jersey City. Standing tall at 781 feet and 42 stories, the high-rise has plenty of amenities like cafeterias, health units, banks, fitness facilities, and others. The tower was finalized in 2004, and it was the 67th tallest in the US as of December 2016.
URBY Harborside Tower
The URBY Harborside Tower I is in second place with an elevation of 713 feet and sixty-nine levels. This building, which was completed in 2017, is part of an office complex which has ten plazas. The Mack-Cali Realty Corporation owns all the towers in the complex except for the tenth plaza.
Journal Squared Tower 1
Like the URBY Harborside Tower I, the Journal Squared Tower 1 was also completed in 2017 although it has 54 floors only and a height of 574 feet. Also, like the URBY Harborside Tower I, the Journal Squared Tower 1 is part of a complex consisting of three towers. The complex is an undertaking of the Kushner Real Estate Group.
Other notable tall buildings
There are several tall skyscrapers currently planned for Atlantic City. For example, 99 Hudson Street, which is going to be complete in 2019, will stand at a massive 899 feet and have 76 floors. 90 Columbus, which be complete in 2018, will stand at elevations of 530 feet and have 48 stories