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Last edited 30 Dec 2020
Jersey City Urby
Jersey City Urby is a 69-storey skyscraper in Jersey City, across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan. It reaches a height of 217 m (713 ft), making it the tallest residential building in New Jersey.
The building contains 762 rental units, ranging from studios to one- and two-bedroom apartments. The design of the apartments is intended to ‘make smart use of space’, with built-in wall units serving as desks, shelving and storage space.
The building also contains a range of amenity spaces ‘designed to foster natural opportunities for residents to meet and interact’, including a residency program for scientists and artists, and a Creative Lab on the 68th floor.
On the ninth floor, the building offers a fitness centre and a light-filled communal kitchen and dining area. This level also houses a heated saltwater pool and outdoor deck, which can be used for parties, movie screenings and morning meditations.
According to Concrete; "Urby is a rethink of the residential rental-housing concept that is design-driven, tailored to fit every neighbourhood, and developed with the needs of the contemporary urban renter in mind".
The first Urby project opened in 2016 on New York's Staten Island, and a third is scheduled to open in the summer of 2017 in Harrison, New Jersey.
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Photography © Ewout Huibers.
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