Jersey City, New Jersey
Project Manager/Lead Designer (HWKN)
Completed Fall 2017 (Phase 1)
Journal Squared is a 3 phased 2 million square foot residential development located in Jersey City, New Jersey directly atop the Journal Square PATH station. The design of the building attempts to create an iconic landmark for the area, while simultaneously breaking down its scale to fit within the existing urban fabric. To achieve this the towers begin to split as they approach the ground allowing for a scale reduction, and a building which navigates the complex pedestrian patterns associated with the PATH bus and rail system.
The project will house active programs such as retail, restaurants and parking in its base and approximately 1800 apartment units in its three towers. Construction of the first phase was complete in 2017, just as construction on the second phase began. It will begin a profound revitalization for the Journal Square area of Jersey City.
Collaborators: Handel Architects
Structural Engineer: WSP
Interior Designer: Chris Stevens
Identity: Bruce Mau Design
Photos: Michael Moran