on January 21, 2015
JERSEY CITY—Goldman Sachs shouldn’t get too comfortable.
A new 950-foot tower could usurp the bank’s Jersey City location as the tallest building in New Jersey. China Overseas America hopes to build a 95-story residential tower at 99 Hudson Street, with construction beginning in late spring.
Jersey City is home to many of the state’s tallest buildings, including the Merrill Lynch Building and Trump Plaza Residences. A few new developments purport to disrupt the current hierarchy, including the so-called “Journal Squared” project. The three planned towers are expected to claim the title of tallest residential building in New Jersey, surpassing Trump Plaza. The project broke ground in October.
1. Goldman Sachs Tower hovers over the Jersey City waterfront at 30 Hudson Street. At 781 feet and 42 stories, it is the tallest building in the state. The bank’s headquarters is located in 200 West St. in Lower Manhattan.
2. Revel Casino Hotel is located in 500 Boardwalk in Atlantic City, but closed last fall. A judge recently green-lighted the sale of the casino for $95.4 million. The building is 710 feet high.
3. Merrill Lynch Building is 548 feet tall. The 42-story building is located at 101 Hudson Street in Jersey City. Finished in 1994, it was the tallest building in the state until the Goldman Sachs Tower was constructed.
4. Trump Plaza Residences, is located at 88 Morgan Street and stands 532 feet tall. In May, developers broke ground on a second tower, Trump Bay Street.
5. Newport Tower, at 525 Washington Stret, is 36 stories and 531 feet tall. In April, VF Sportswear, the corporation behind apparel brands Nautica and Timberland, moved into the eighth floor of the office tower.
6. Harrah’s Waterfront Tower, debuted in Atlantic City in 2008. The casino is located at 777 Harrah’s Boulevard, and is 525 feet tall.
7. Exchange Place Centre, is located at 10 Exchange Place, and is part of the Harborside Financaial Center. The building is 515.4 feet tall and has 30 stories.
8. Hudson Greene, consists of two residential towers at 40 Greene Street and 77 Hudson Street. The buildings are 500 feet tall.
9. The Modern, is a 47-story glass tower at 88 Park Avenue in Fort Lee. The 492-foot building started leasing late last year. A second, identical tower is slated to be completed in 2017, according to The Bergen Record.
10. Harborside Financial Center Plaza 5 is located at 33 Hudson Street. It is 480 feet tall and has 34 stories.