99 is a number whose very mention evokes icons of greatness, from Jay-Z on the mic to Wayne Gretzky on the breakaway. It’s fitting, then, that the stunning glass-and-limestone condominium tower now stretching into the sky over Paulus Hook is called 99 Hudson. Sales have just launched at this luxury high-rise, which when completed will reach a height of 889 feet. As the tallest building in the Garden State, 99 Hudson will make a striking new statement on an already remarkable skyline.
But that sky-high superlative is just the first of many at 99 Hudson. From a location directly across the river from the World Trade Center, homeowners will lay claim to the best view of Manhattan and New York Harbor. These sightlines are unobstructed, up close and personal, and just plain up, with 781 apartments climbing 79 stories high over Jersey City. They say that everything looks perfect from such great heights, and the sweeping Gold Coast vistas of the Statue of Liberty to the south, midtown Manhattan to the north, and downtown to the east are each one-of-a-kind, the sort of eye candy that previously required a helicopter to enjoy.
99 Hudson seeks to set a new standard in lifestyle luxury, the kind of residential experience that strivers and thrivers aspire to on the other side of the river. Arrival at the porte-cochère, the likes of which welcome guests to five-star hotels, signals the scope of what awaits, while the cavernous lobby is the kind of public space meant to inspire a sense of wonder.
The magnificent views are just one advantage offered by 99 Hudson. Its prime location next to Exchange Place also offers unrivaled commuter convenience, literally steps away from the PATH train, light rail, or ferry.
Once home, residents can enjoy a 65,000-square-foot array of amenities inside and out as breathtaking as the views. Green space is a rare treat in such an urban setting, but there are 7,500 square feet of pedestrian plazas and open space to enjoy right on property, with a much more significant swath of green just south at Liberty State Park. When shopping sounds better than hiking, the retailers showcasing their wares throughout 15,000 generously windowed square feet on the ground floor will be a welcome presence.
Residents can enjoy a playful pool deck experience at a social pool lined with cabanas, or get in a wet workout in the lap pool. And no pool complex is complete without a kiddie pool, of course. On dry land, children can set their imaginations free at the playground. There are fire pits and an outdoor lounge for great gatherings, and a BBQ area, counters, and tables to feed the hungry crowd. There’s a dog run too for households that include four-legged members.
Inside, two card rooms and a game room will welcome enthusiasts of poker and eSports alike. A golf simulator will let residents play 18 without the walking, while a screening room promises memorable movie nights. A work café and business center will give residents a productive “third place,” while children can burn off energy in a playroom. Grown-ups looking to stay equally active will be able to avail themselves of a fitness center stacked with state-of-the-art cardio and weightlifting gear, plus a yoga and Pilates studio.
Then there’s the spa, an indulgent retreat replete with resort-style amenities. Relax in the hot tub, steam room, sauna, wet and dry lounges, and on the spa terrace. Rounding out the spa facilities are locker rooms and showers.
Residences at 99 Hudson have been designed with the same ambition, grandeur, and style as the common areas. Their open layouts offer plenty of space and floor-to-ceiling windows that maximize enjoyment of the views from every exposure, especially in the corner units.
Sleek, clean, and modern, these luxury residences are finished with oak floors, Kohler fixtures, and quartz stone counters in the custom gourmet kitchens. Clad in porcelain tile with ceramic backsplashes, the bathrooms invite residents to make every day a spa day. Central heating and cooling, a state-of-the-art washer and dryer, and cutting-edge kitchen appliances demonstrate that developer Perkins Eastman has thought about more than just aesthetics.
99 Hudson’s eight floorplans range from 758 to 1,285 square feet; the 781 units include one-bedroom, one-bath homes that start in the low $800s, and two-bedroom, two-bath homes starting at $1.5 million. The building also includes a select group of penthouses starting on the 75th floor. 99 Hudson is slated to reach completion in 2019, a date that’s closer than it sounds. That means that the building’s most desirable views — including a few coveted balcony units — are still up for grabs, but only for those who act boldly.