Journal Square Urby Unveils Massive Mural as Work Wraps

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Urby commissioned Argentinian-Spanish artist Felipe Pantone to design a mural at Journal Square Urby. Image courtesy of Cahn Communications.

A sprawling piece of new public art has officially become a part of the Jersey City landscape as a new development has a 46,000 square foot mural that hopes to become a new local landmark.

Officials with Ironstate recently celebrated the completion of “OPTICHROMIE for Jersey City,” a fresh mural that adorns the side of Journal Square Urby. Jersey Digs has been following the development ever since we broke the news about the project way back in 2019 when has been rising at 532 Summit Avenue following some COVID-19 delays.

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Image courtesy of Cahn Communications.

Designed by Concrete with HLW serving as Executive Architect, the 25-story building includes 317 brand new apartments that include innovative social areas frequently integrated into the Urby brand. Perks include a lush rooftop garden with grills, a dog park, a heated pool, a state-of-the-art gym, yoga studio, and flexible work from home spaces.

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Image courtesy of Urby.

Urby commissioned Argentinian-Spanish artist Felipe Pantone to design a mural for the south side of the building that extends to all 25 floors of the development. Pantone’s work explores dynamism, transformation, digital revolution, and themes related to the present times.

Composed of bold geometric patterns, gradients, and vibrant colors, the mural is Pantone’s largest artwork to date. The art, which aims to create a sense of vibration, took 25 total days to paint.

The new Urby tower, the seventh to open nationwide, is the second in Jersey City following the Downtown version that opened in 2017. Two additional Urby towers have been approved for a parking lot across from that project.

“We’re thrilled to announce the upcoming leasing launch for the latest expansion of the Urby brand,” said David Barry, Urby’s Founder and CEO. “This boutique residential building will seamlessly integrate into the fabric of the culturally rich and well-connected Journal Square neighborhood while providing residents with modern living spaces and engaging social environments.”

Journal Square Urby features studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments plus a public café that will be integrated into the lobby on the ground floor.


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