NEWPORT JERSEY CITY WATERFRONT GROUND UP MFR FACADE AND CANOPY

NEWPORT JERSEY CITY WATERFRONT GROUND UP MFR FACADE

Address: 45 14th Street
Jersey City, New Jersey
Project Cost: $3,000,000
Date: 2011
Size: 158-unit, 19-stories high

Architect
Steven Kratchman Architect P.C.
Steven Kratchman
23 Warren Street, Store 9
New York, New York 10007

Contractor
Newport Construction
Melissa Barron
100 Town Square Place
Jersey City, New Jersey 07310

Structural
NA

Meps
KFA Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Milton Azous
222 Cedar Lane
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666

Description:

The SKAPC team was hired to come up with an entirely new exterior look and feel for this high-rise apartment building, which includes ground floor retail, situated in Jersey City’s desirable Newport neighborhood. SKAPC was not permitted to change building layouts and could only vary the exterior façade system by no more than 18 inches from the original design, per David Thom explicit instruction. Working within these parameters, the firm proposed creative design alternatives and suggested changes to the building’s materials, proportions and overall context.SKAPC redesigned the 19-story building’s entire façade to feature a “pixelated” glass and metal design. After the redesign, the building – which encompasses one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments ranging from 759 to 2,015 square feet complemented by on-site amenities – was quickly fully leased, establishing record rents for the entire LeFrak portfolio.

Photography provided by David Rahr.