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Mapping the Rise of New Jersey's 26 Tallest Towers

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New York may be known for its skyscrapers, but its humble neighbor to the west is slowly but surely catching up. While New Jersey won't be getting any supertall towers anytime soon—or at least we don't think—there are plenty of larger developments coming to the state. Included on that list is 99 Hudson Street in Jersey City, a planned 900-foot tower that will, upon completion, become the tallest building in the state.

There's also a pie-in-the-sky idea to resurrect the struggling gambling industry via a giant new casino and tower outside Atlantic City. So what better a time to look at the tallest towers rising in the Garden State? This list looks at both the tallest planned towers and some of the smaller ones, from 900 to 475 feet. (We had to stop somewhere.)

*This map was originally published in September 2015 and was updated in June 2016.

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1. 99 Hudson Street

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99 Hudson Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

When this 79-story, 900-foot-tall condo tower opens, it will become the tallest building in New Jersey. Announced in January of 2015, the high-rise is being developed by China Overseas America, Inc., and will house 781 units, along with 15,000 square feet of commercial and retail space. Ground was broken in January of 2016. [Rendering via City of Jersey City]

2. Jersey City Casino

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280 Grove Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Billionaire Reebok founder Paul Fireman has proposed building a casino, the world's largest Ferris Wheel, and a 95-story tower to compete with Atlantic City. No word yet on where, exactly, it would go (City Hall has been used as a placeholder on some maps), especially because there's one large hurdle for Fireman to overcome: New Jersey law currently only allows casinos in Atlantic City. Mark this one down as "to be continued."

3. Goldman Sachs Tower

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30 Hudson St
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Sticking out like a sore thumb against the Jersey skyline, this 780-foot tower is the tallest building currently standing in the state of New Jersey. Although it was originally intended solely for Goldman Sachs, the building now houses other tenants, including the Royal Bank of Canada. [Photo by Evan Bindelglass]

4. Journal Squared, Tower 2

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Summit Avenue & Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306

The Journal Squared complex is Jersey City's own megaproject, with Kushner Real Estate Group and National Real Estate Advisors developing three residential towers in the Journal Square neighborhood. The megaproject will have 1,838 rental residences in total. Of the three structures, tower two is expected to be the tallest, at 70 stories and 742 feet tall. [Rendering via Hollwich Kushner]

5. Urby

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200 Greene Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

This project used to be called URL Harborside, URL standing for "Urban Ready Life." Renamed, it's still a boxy, three-building project designed by Dutch firm concrete and developed by Ironstate and Mack Cali. Each of the three towers will be 713 feet tall, with approximately 2,358 aparments spread across the entire complex. The buildings are amenity-heavy, with offerings like a rooftop pool, on-site cafe, and fitness center available to residents. Significant construction has been completed on the first tower, but no occupancy date is currently available. [Photo via Ironstate]

6. Former Revel Hotel and Casino

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500 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

The Revel Atlantic City was doomed from the start—a recent New Yorker article goes long on what led to its demise—but as it stands, the now-vacant hotel and casino remains one of the state's tallest buildings, at 710 feet tall. After opening in 2012, the casino was plagued by accidents and financial problems, eventually going bankrupt twice and closing in 2014. The future of the building is currently up in the air. [Photo via Anjan Chatterjee/flickr]

7. One Journal Square

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1 Journal Square
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Jared Kushner keeps snapping up property in Jersey City, including this two-acre site near his other construction, 30 Journal Square. Since the property is so new, all we know is that it's expected to be around 700 feet tall, and no completion date has been set yet. [Photo via Google Maps]

8. 30 Journal Square

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30 Journal Square, County Road 625
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Add this 650-foot tower to the list of Jersey buildings being developed by Jared Kushner. The tower will be built on the site of the former Jersey Journal, and will incorporate that newspaper's old building and former sign into the new structure. [Rendering via

9. Journal Squared, Tower 3

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Summit Avenue & Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306

The second-tallest of the three planned residential towers in the Journal Squared complex will rise to 635 feet and have over 60 floors. [Rendering via Hollwich Kushner]

10. Journal Squared, Tower 1

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Summit Avenue & Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306

And finally, the smallest of Kushner's towers in the Journal Squared complex, coming in at a not-too-shabby 562 feet tall. Of the three towers, this is the only one that's currently under construction, with leasing expected to launch this winter. [Photo via QuallsBenson]

11. Merrill Lynch Building

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101 Hudson Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

One of the older buildings on this list—it was completed in 1992—this is currently the third-tallest open, existing building in New Jersey, standing at 548 feet high. It's also notably home to a nest of peregrine falcons, whose antics can be seen on a live webcam. [Photo via Wally Gobetz/flickr]

12. 65 Bay Street

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65 Bay Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Trump Plaza in Jersey City is something of a family affair: Named for the real-estate mogul (and current presidential candidate), the buildings are being developed by Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner. This 535-foot, 50-story residence is now under construction, with an estimated completion date of 2016. [Rendering via Kushner Companies]

13. Trump Plaza

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88 Morgan Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

At 532 feet tall, this is (currently) the tallest residential building in New Jersey and was planned to have been one of two in its complex. Even though the original plan for a companion tower originally fell through, it has since been resurrected as 65 Bay Street. [Photo via Google Maps]

14. Newport Tower

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525 Washington Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07310

This 531-foot office building, built in 1991, is connected to the Newport Centre Mall. Fun fact: Some of the HVAC units on the roof had to be delivered by helicopter. [Photo via Mark Chang/flickr]

15. Harrah's Waterfront Tower

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777 Harrah's Boulevard
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

This 525-foot tower—the second-tallest in Atlantic City—is attached to Harrah's Resort Atlantic City, one of the several remaining casinos still operating in the beachfront town. Though the rest of the resort opened in 1980, the 45-floor addition was built in 2008 as a way to compete with the more modern casinos that had since popped up in AC. At night, its exterior lights up with a large LED display. [Photo via banspy/Flickr]

16. 33 Park Avenue

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33 Park Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Being developed by Fisher Development Associates, ground broke on this project in April of 2015. It will be a 510-foot building with 448 luxury apartments. Designed by S9 Architecture, the glass curtain wall tower will be the first of two connected by a five-story podium consisting of a lavish amenities center and enclosed parking garage. When completed, the two-phase project will house 900 luxury rental residences, retail space, a health club, outdoor zero entry swimming pool, indoor and outdoor screening areas, a full-size sports court, and more. Plans also include the development of a 267-room, full-service Marriott hotel by Tramz Hotels. [Rendering via Fisher Development Associates]

17. 70 Columbus

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70 Christopher Columbus Drive
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Developed by Ironstate Development Company and Panepinto Properties, 70 Columbus is a 500-foot-tall rental building containing 545 luxury units including studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. It opened in November of 2015 and is currently 80 percent leased. [Photo via Ironstate]

18. 90 Columbus

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90 Christopher Columbus Dr
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Also being developed by Ironstate Development Company and Panepinto Properties, 90 Columbus will feature 539 rental apartments in a building rising to 500 feet. Ground was broken earlier this year, and completion is expected in October of 2018. It is the final building of the four-phase Columbus project, joining the 50 and 70 Columbus rental buildings for a combined rental unit count of 1,484, and 80 Columbus, a 150-key Marriott Residence Inn that is currently under construction and expected to open this winter.

19. The Monaco

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Monaco, 475 Washington Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07310

This luxury apartment building has two towers—Monaco North and Monaco South—both of which are 500 feet tall. The luxe rentals range from studios to three-bedrooms, and some even have Manhattan skyline views. [Photo via Google Maps]

20. 70 Greene Street

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70 Greene Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

This is part of the Hudson Greene apartment complex, which contains another tower that's also 500 feet tall. This building contains rental apartments. [Photo via Google Maps]

21. 77 Hudson Street

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77 Hudson Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

70 Greene Street's sibling is on the other side of the block, and rises to the same height of 500 feet. This building, however, houses condominiums. [Photo via Google Maps]

22. The Modern

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800 Park Avenue
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

This 450-unit rental apartment tower is the first step in the remaking of downtown Fort Lee. Already known for its, uh, "traffic problems," many fear this tower, its planned twin, and the neighboring Hudson Lights mixed-use development will make getting around the area even harder. The 47-floor building is 496 feet tall. [Photo by Evan Bindelglass]

23. The Modern II

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The Modern, 800 Park Ave
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

The Modern II will be a twin of its 47-story neighbor to the north, with an address of 100 Park Avenue. Groundbreaking was held in April of 2016. Completion is expected in the summer of 2018.

24. 10 Exchange Place

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10 Exchange Place
Jersey City, NJ 07302

This office building is part of the larger Exchange Place complex and is located right next to the PATH station, offering easy access for the building's worker bees. It rises to 490 feet and was completed in 1989. [Photo via Wally Gobetz/flickr]

25. Harborside Plaza 5

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160 Greene Street
Jersey City, NJ 07311

This glassy tower is part of the ever-growing Harborside complex, though at 480 feet tall, it's not quite the tallest building of the bunch. [Photo via Google Maps]

26. 235 Grand Street

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235 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Developed by Ironstate and Kushner Real Estate Group (KRE), this residential building is being constructed on the site of an old coal bunker and will have 549 rental units, with another 10-story building next to it with 131 units. Though it won't come close to being one of the state's tallest, it'll still rise to 475 feet upon completion. [Rendering via HLW]

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1. 99 Hudson Street

99 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

When this 79-story, 900-foot-tall condo tower opens, it will become the tallest building in New Jersey. Announced in January of 2015, the high-rise is being developed by China Overseas America, Inc., and will house 781 units, along with 15,000 square feet of commercial and retail space. Ground was broken in January of 2016. [Rendering via City of Jersey City]

99 Hudson Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

2. Jersey City Casino

280 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Billionaire Reebok founder Paul Fireman has proposed building a casino, the world's largest Ferris Wheel, and a 95-story tower to compete with Atlantic City. No word yet on where, exactly, it would go (City Hall has been used as a placeholder on some maps), especially because there's one large hurdle for Fireman to overcome: New Jersey law currently only allows casinos in Atlantic City. Mark this one down as "to be continued."

280 Grove Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

3. Goldman Sachs Tower

30 Hudson St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Sticking out like a sore thumb against the Jersey skyline, this 780-foot tower is the tallest building currently standing in the state of New Jersey. Although it was originally intended solely for Goldman Sachs, the building now houses other tenants, including the Royal Bank of Canada. [Photo by Evan Bindelglass]

30 Hudson St
Jersey City, NJ 07302

4. Journal Squared, Tower 2

Summit Avenue & Pavonia Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306

The Journal Squared complex is Jersey City's own megaproject, with Kushner Real Estate Group and National Real Estate Advisors developing three residential towers in the Journal Square neighborhood. The megaproject will have 1,838 rental residences in total. Of the three structures, tower two is expected to be the tallest, at 70 stories and 742 feet tall. [Rendering via Hollwich Kushner]

Summit Avenue & Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306

5. Urby

200 Greene Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

This project used to be called URL Harborside, URL standing for "Urban Ready Life." Renamed, it's still a boxy, three-building project designed by Dutch firm concrete and developed by Ironstate and Mack Cali. Each of the three towers will be 713 feet tall, with approximately 2,358 aparments spread across the entire complex. The buildings are amenity-heavy, with offerings like a rooftop pool, on-site cafe, and fitness center available to residents. Significant construction has been completed on the first tower, but no occupancy date is currently available. [Photo via Ironstate]

200 Greene Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

6. Former Revel Hotel and Casino

500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

The Revel Atlantic City was doomed from the start—a recent New Yorker article goes long on what led to its demise—but as it stands, the now-vacant hotel and casino remains one of the state's tallest buildings, at 710 feet tall. After opening in 2012, the casino was plagued by accidents and financial problems, eventually going bankrupt twice and closing in 2014. The future of the building is currently up in the air. [Photo via Anjan Chatterjee/flickr]

500 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

7. One Journal Square

1 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Jared Kushner keeps snapping up property in Jersey City, including this two-acre site near his other construction, 30 Journal Square. Since the property is so new, all we know is that it's expected to be around 700 feet tall, and no completion date has been set yet. [Photo via Google Maps]

1 Journal Square
Jersey City, NJ 07306

8. 30 Journal Square

30 Journal Square, County Road 625, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Add this 650-foot tower to the list of Jersey buildings being developed by Jared Kushner. The tower will be built on the site of the former Jersey Journal, and will incorporate that newspaper's old building and former sign into the new structure. [Rendering via

30 Journal Square, County Road 625
Jersey City, NJ 07306

9. Journal Squared, Tower 3

Summit Avenue & Pavonia Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306

The second-tallest of the three planned residential towers in the Journal Squared complex will rise to 635 feet and have over 60 floors. [Rendering via Hollwich Kushner]

Summit Avenue & Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306

10. Journal Squared, Tower 1

Summit Avenue & Pavonia Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306

And finally, the smallest of Kushner's towers in the Journal Squared complex, coming in at a not-too-shabby 562 feet tall. Of the three towers, this is the only one that's currently under construction, with leasing expected to launch this winter. [Photo via QuallsBenson]

Summit Avenue & Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306

11. Merrill Lynch Building

101 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

One of the older buildings on this list—it was completed in 1992—this is currently the third-tallest open, existing building in New Jersey, standing at 548 feet high. It's also notably home to a nest of peregrine falcons, whose antics can be seen on a live webcam. [Photo via Wally Gobetz/flickr]

101 Hudson Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

12. 65 Bay Street

65 Bay Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Trump Plaza in Jersey City is something of a family affair: Named for the real-estate mogul (and current presidential candidate), the buildings are being developed by Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner. This 535-foot, 50-story residence is now under construction, with an estimated completion date of 2016. [Rendering via Kushner Companies]

65 Bay Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

13. Trump Plaza

88 Morgan Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

At 532 feet tall, this is (currently) the tallest residential building in New Jersey and was planned to have been one of two in its complex. Even though the original plan for a companion tower originally fell through, it has since been resurrected as 65 Bay Street. [Photo via Google Maps]

88 Morgan Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

14. Newport Tower

525 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310

This 531-foot office building, built in 1991, is connected to the Newport Centre Mall. Fun fact: Some of the HVAC units on the roof had to be delivered by helicopter. [Photo via Mark Chang/flickr]

525 Washington Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07310

15. Harrah's Waterfront Tower

777 Harrah's Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

This 525-foot tower—the second-tallest in Atlantic City—is attached to Harrah's Resort Atlantic City, one of the several remaining casinos still operating in the beachfront town. Though the rest of the resort opened in 1980, the 45-floor addition was built in 2008 as a way to compete with the more modern casinos that had since popped up in AC. At night, its exterior lights up with a large LED display. [Photo via banspy/Flickr]

777 Harrah's Boulevard
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

16. 33 Park Avenue

33 Park Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Being developed by Fisher Development Associates, ground broke on this project in April of 2015. It will be a 510-foot building with 448 luxury apartments. Designed by S9 Architecture, the glass curtain wall tower will be the first of two connected by a five-story podium consisting of a lavish amenities center and enclosed parking garage. When completed, the two-phase project will house 900 luxury rental residences, retail space, a health club, outdoor zero entry swimming pool, indoor and outdoor screening areas, a full-size sports court, and more. Plans also include the development of a 267-room, full-service Marriott hotel by Tramz Hotels. [Rendering via Fisher Development Associates]

33 Park Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07302

17. 70 Columbus

70 Christopher Columbus Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Developed by Ironstate Development Company and Panepinto Properties, 70 Columbus is a 500-foot-tall rental building containing 545 luxury units including studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. It opened in November of 2015 and is currently 80 percent leased. [Photo via Ironstate]

70 Christopher Columbus Drive
Jersey City, NJ 07302

18. 90 Columbus

90 Christopher Columbus Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Also being developed by Ironstate Development Company and Panepinto Properties, 90 Columbus will feature 539 rental apartments in a building rising to 500 feet. Ground was broken earlier this year, and completion is expected in October of 2018. It is the final building of the four-phase Columbus project, joining the 50 and 70 Columbus rental buildings for a combined rental unit count of 1,484, and 80 Columbus, a 150-key Marriott Residence Inn that is currently under construction and expected to open this winter.

90 Christopher Columbus Dr
Jersey City, NJ 07302

19. The Monaco

Monaco, 475 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07310

This luxury apartment building has two towers—Monaco North and Monaco South—both of which are 500 feet tall. The luxe rentals range from studios to three-bedrooms, and some even have Manhattan skyline views. [Photo via Google Maps]

Monaco, 475 Washington Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07310

20. 70 Greene Street

70 Greene Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

This is part of the Hudson Greene apartment complex, which contains another tower that's also 500 feet tall. This building contains rental apartments. [Photo via Google Maps]

70 Greene Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

21. 77 Hudson Street

77 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

70 Greene Street's sibling is on the other side of the block, and rises to the same height of 500 feet. This building, however, houses condominiums. [Photo via Google Maps]

77 Hudson Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

22. The Modern

800 Park Avenue, Fort Lee, NJ 07024

This 450-unit rental apartment tower is the first step in the remaking of downtown Fort Lee. Already known for its, uh, "traffic problems," many fear this tower, its planned twin, and the neighboring Hudson Lights mixed-use development will make getting around the area even harder. The 47-floor building is 496 feet tall. [Photo by Evan Bindelglass]

800 Park Avenue
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

23. The Modern II

The Modern, 800 Park Ave, Fort Lee, NJ 07024

The Modern II will be a twin of its 47-story neighbor to the north, with an address of 100 Park Avenue. Groundbreaking was held in April of 2016. Completion is expected in the summer of 2018.

The Modern, 800 Park Ave
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

24. 10 Exchange Place

10 Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ 07302

This office building is part of the larger Exchange Place complex and is located right next to the PATH station, offering easy access for the building's worker bees. It rises to 490 feet and was completed in 1989. [Photo via Wally Gobetz/flickr]

10 Exchange Place
Jersey City, NJ 07302

25. Harborside Plaza 5

160 Greene Street, Jersey City, NJ 07311

This glassy tower is part of the ever-growing Harborside complex, though at 480 feet tall, it's not quite the tallest building of the bunch. [Photo via Google Maps]

160 Greene Street
Jersey City, NJ 07311

26. 235 Grand Street

235 Grand Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Developed by Ironstate and Kushner Real Estate Group (KRE), this residential building is being constructed on the site of an old coal bunker and will have 549 rental units, with another 10-story building next to it with 131 units. Though it won't come close to being one of the state's tallest, it'll still rise to 475 feet upon completion. [Rendering via HLW]

235 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302