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Friday, November 30, 2007

Liberty Harbor North

Residents have started moving in to the first phase of town homes. The larger buildings continue to move forward and some of the streets are open.


Lofts at Liberty Harbor

Newark Avenue Fire

Early Thursday morning, a 4 alarm fire raged in an empty building at 143 Newark Avenue. Hours later, 139 and and 145 Newark Avenue were heavily damaged and 143 Newark Avenue was declared unsafe by the fire department.

143 Newark Avenue was consumed in a fire on November 29; the building was declared unsafe and knocked down by the fire department

145 Newark Avenue may still come down; its structural integrity will be assessed before a final determination is made:

A mural along Columbus Drive featuring scenes of Jersey City was painted in 1997. The walls are the rear side of Newark Avenue buildings. 143 Newark Avenue had the statue of Liberty painted on its walls; now there is a hole.


Monday, November 26, 2007

Gulls Cove

Gulls Cove in downtown Jersey City is a new condominium tower under construction across from the Hudson Bergen Light Rail station at Marin Blvd, part of the Liberty Harbor North Redevelopment Zone

The interior from an open door along Marin:


Hamilton Square

Hamilton Square, a rehabilitation of Saint Francis Hospital in Jersey City

Steel for a fourth building has been erected on Erie street just south of two of the original structures.

Old meets new along Ninth Street:

The sales office is accessible from McWilliams Place-- no doubt planned so perspective buyers are sure to see Hamilton Park, rather than looking out over a public school and a parking deck on the Erie Street side.


Crescent Court

Crescent Court has opened a sales office on Newark Avenue; it seems as though this project is speeding right along.

Pilings have been pushed into the ground; plenty of heavy equipment is on site.


Columbus Tower

Along Columbus Drive, construction fences have been removed although interior work on the retail areas continue.

Eventually, 48 story towers of 70 and 90 Columbus will occupy the western corner of the site.

The Steuben Street facade is clearly the back of the building.

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213 Newark Avenue

213 Newark Avenue was a vacant lot just west of Jersey Avenue. For years the property had been for sale with a approved plans for a 5 story residential complex-- a rather ghastly looking plan. The property was sold early last year, and now Treetop Development, the same folks who are erecting Ivy House are breaking ground on a revised 6 story building. The new design will have some retail, but more importantly the project seems to moving forward, a big step in revitalizing Newark Avenue. So far a crane has been delivered to the site likely in anticipation of driving piles for the building.

213 Newark Avenue in downtown Jersey City


Brunswick and Second Street

This small lot was cleared earlier this past summer and checking in a few months later has revealed this:


321 First Street


Sunday, November 25, 2007

369 Fifth Street

296 Grand Street

Condominiums under construction at 296 Grand Street


Ivy House

The Tree Top Development building Ivy House at 154 Steuben Street continues to make progress.

Below, Ivy house from Columbus Drive looking north; by next year, its likely the 48 story towers of 70 - 90 Columbus will be under construction in the foreground. In the background, from left to right, Marbella Tower, Morgan Lighthouse, Athena, and Morgan Lofts

Ivy House, 154 Steuben Street, Jersey City, New Jersey, Tree Top Development

Ivy House from Columbus drive; on the right, the masonry wall of the Columbus Plaza parking deck.

On the eastern wall, a rendering of the finished Ivy House.

Ivy House Jersey City, Rendering


Friday, November 23, 2007

Majestic II

Destruction of the site for Majestic II, at the corner of Grove Street and Montgomery has begun in earnest.

And a series of the destruction in action:


Thursday, November 15, 2007

Crescent Court


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