Columbus Towers – 70-90 Christopher Columbus

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70-90 Christopher Columbus is a 1.2 million square foot two tower mixed use property currently under construction in downtown Jersey City. Originally slated to begin construction in 2007, the downturn in the real estate market stalled the project until Spring 2013.

70 Columbus is Now Leasing

Studios from $2,100
1 Bedrooms from $2,500
2 Bedrooms from $3,495

70 Columbus Lobby Jersey City
70 Columbus Lobby 10/12/15

Current Status (as of 10/12/15)
Construction is just about complete on the first tower and they unveiled “Now Leasing” signage.

70 Columbus Now Leasing Jersey City
70 Columbus Now Leasing Banner

They’ve connected the outdoor amenity space with 50 Columbus. It seems they will be sharing pool, basketball, and other amenities.

70 Columbus Amenity Space
From above – See the amenity spaces connected and the hotel portion under construction in front

Construction is well underway on the hotel portion.  

Current Status (as of 3/5/15)

The first tower is topped out and enclosed. Construction has just begun on the hotel portion of the complex. They are holding off on tower 2 until the first one is completed.

The first tower will contain 560 rental units, a 144 room hotel and 12,000 sf of retail space as well as 7 story parking garage with 320 spaces.

The architect on the project is Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman & Associates. Other buildings by GSKA include the W Hotel in Hoboken and the Astor Place Condominiums.

The developer is Ironstate and Panepinto. Ironstate’s previous projects include the W Hoboken, the Standard East Village and Liberty Harbor.

It appears the hotel will be leased and operated by Marriott.

Background
Originally part of a 3 tower plan known as Columbus Towers. The first tower, 50 Columbus, was completed in 2007. The rest of the project stalled soon after. Here is the original design of the project:

original design

Here’s what the empty lot looked like before construction began:

More Finished Renderings from the Architect:

columbusTowers-02

 

columbus towers rendering 1
columbus towers hotel
columbusTowers-05 unit
Further Reading:

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4 COMMENTS

  1. The hotel (now topped out) is an eyesore. It juts out of the volumes of the existing buildings and means nothing beyond “we want to squeeze the maximum profit out of an exceptional location, with no regard for architecture”. Built on top of the PATH station – really?

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