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DONALD TRUMP, DEAN GEIBEL ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR LUXURY CONDOS IN TALLEST RESIDENTIAL TOWERS IN NEW JERSEY

Trump Plaza: Jersey City Towers Include Condos, Retail and Parking

SEPTEMBER 22, 2005 - Trump Organization CEO Donald Trump, Metro Homes Founder Dean Geibel and his partner Paul Fried today announced construction will begin on Trump Plaza: Jersey City, a $415 million condominium project that will include the two tallest residential towers in the state of New Jersey. Construction will begin this year with occupancy beginning in November 2007, Trump and Geibel said.

Trump Plaza, at Washington and Bay Streets, will include a 531,500 square-foot tower, topping out at 55 stories, with 445 condominium homes, and a 481,283 square-foot tower, reaching 50 stories, with 417 condominium homes. The towers will rise from a 328,658 square-foot, seven-story base, housing a garage with 696 parking spaces and 23,000 square feet of prime retail space. The base will accommodate a business center, home theater screening room, a private 8,000 square foot fitness center, a rooftop plaza with an outdoor heated swimming pool, a private landscaped yard, children's play area and enclosed basketball court.

"The addition of this luxury structure to Jersey City's Gold Coast is a testament to the attraction of our city as a destination for people to live, work, and raise families. We are pleased to welcome Mr. Trump and Mr. Geibel as developers of this project whose shared vision contributes to the continued growth and success of our downtown revitalization," said Jersey City's Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy.

"We are honored to be working with Donald Trump to create a world-class living experience in Jersey City with its incomparable views of the world's most famous skyline, outstanding amenities and convenient transportation links. I also want to thank Mayor Healy for his efforts to create an environment where Trump Plaza is possible." said Geibel, whose Hoboken-based Metro Homes LLC is the developer of the project.

"This is a quality project, worthy of the Trump name, rising in one of the most exciting places on the planet today - Jersey City," said Trump. "The Trump Organization participated in the design and invested in the project, and we will manage Trump Plaza to ensure that the people who live here will fully enjoy this great urban lifestyle."

Because of the positioning and triangular design of the residential towers, most units will have Manhattan skyline views.

The lobby will be an extravagant two-story structure, serving as a statement piece for the building and will be attended by a 24-hour professional concierge service. The studios, one-, two-, and three bedroom residential units will range in size from 750 to 2,224 square-feet. The units will have state of the art kitchens and appliances, marble bathrooms and distinctive wood floors. Comparable properties are two of the Trump Organization's Westside Manhattan properties - 200 Riverside Boulevard at Trump Place and 240 Riverside Boulevard at Trump Place.

Working with Mayor Healey and other elected officials in Jersey City and Hudson County, Metro Homes secured property tax abatements which will be passed on to condominium owners.

Metro Homes LLC presently is developing Gull's Cove, a community of 431 condominium residences that is part of Jersey City's Liberty Harbor North redevelopment effort; and The Esperanza of Asbury Park, 224 condominium residences in Asbury Park's celebrated oceanfront redevelopment district.

Panepinto Properties and The Applied Companies, the original owners and developers of the project, remain as partners in the development. Trump Plaza was designed by the Manhattan-based DeWitt Tishman Architects. Bovis Lend Lease will construct the project.
 

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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Here are some of the buildings that have been Approved.


Residences at Liberty
project consists of three residential towers
Height: 50,43, and 35 stories
Willowbend Development Corporation





 

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Discussion Starter · #4 · (Edited)
Here are some Projects that are Underconstruction, Approved,Proposed and beinng Renovated in Jersey City.

Project Updates

Montgomery Greene Condominiums

Height: 210 Feet
started: n/a
finished: 2006
113-unit building
4,500 square feet of retail space
123-space parking garage
Under Construction






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Grove Pointe - 29 stories
100 Newark Ave
started: May 5, 2005
finished: 2007
67 condominiums and 458 rental apartments
535 parking spots, rooftop pool and deck
Under Construction



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ATHENA -32 stories
Washington Blvd & First Street
started: 2005
finished: 2006
250-unit & 253 parking spaces
13,500 quare feet of retail
Under Construction


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Washington Commons - 12 stories
Christopher Columbus Drive & Washington Street
started:2005
finished: n/a
77-unit building with 46 parking spaces
Under Construction




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Shore Club Condominiums at Newport - 28 stories
www.shoreclubatnewport.com
54 River Drive
started:2005
finished:2007
214 Condo's
outdoor rooftop sundeck
Under Construction

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Columbus Plaza - 35 stories
303 Warren Street
started: Construction Starts Fall 2005
finished: n/a
210-unit apartment
420k sq/ft office building
750-car parking garage
115k sq/ft of retail space



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[B]700 Grove[/B]
700 Grove Street
[url]www.700grove.com[/url]
Developer: Toll Brothers
Condo's
started: 2005
finished: n/a

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[B]Waldo Lofts - 12 stories[/B]
159 2nd Street
[url]www.waldolofts.com[/url]
started:n/a
finished:2005

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I have some more that I will be adding soon. All of these projects are either under construcion or will be starting this year
 

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A Course With a View Is Built on Major Hopes



By DAMON HACK
Published: August 8, 2005

A thousand yards from the Statue of Liberty and steps from the Hudson River is a strip of land that once lay dying on the shores of Jersey City. Petroleum and waste snaked through its underbelly, rendering the land an eyesore.

"Awful," the professional golfer Tom Kite said recently, seated where ruin and decay once reigned. "It was a terrible piece of property. Flat as a table, ugly, abused and mistreated. But what it had was location, location, location."From that cavity, the lush and very private Liberty National Golf Club has sprouted across from the Manhattan skyline. This $150 million project by Paul B. Fireman, the property's owner and the chief executive of Reebok; his son Dan; and the golf-design tandem of Kite and Bob Cupp is creating a buzz less than a year before the first players tee off.

The club is set to open July 4, 2006, with a founding membership that includes the former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and the New England Patriots' owner, Robert K. Kraft. And already the course is anticipated to be a one-of-a-kind experience that may one day challenge courses like Shinnecock Hills on Long Island and Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., site of this week's P.G.A. Championship, as a host for golf's most prestigious tournaments.

Built on 160 acres and covering 4,000 feet of waterfront, the course stretches 7,400 yards from the back tees, with small rivers running through it and a $1 million cart path built with Belgian stones.

The clubhouse will feature a menu from the restaurateur Tom Colicchio of Gramercy Tavern and Craft. The course will offer a 15-minute luxury yacht service from Manhattan and, for those with quicker needs, a helipad.

Each member will have a custom-made set of clubs that will always be available at the course, a kind of thank-you gift for joining a club with an initiation fee of around $500,000.

But what separates it, members say, is the view from the ground, a vista that no parkland course or ocean links can claim.

"There is nothing more dramatic than lower New York Harbor, the Empire State Building and the shape of the Verrazano Bridge," said the founding member Kenneth G. Langone, the chief executive of the securities firm Invemed Associates and former director of the New York Stock Exchange. "Can you imagine having that view as the last shot you see on the last hole of a major tournament?"

Kite, when asked if he felt the course could stand up to the demands of a major championship, said Liberty National qualified on several fronts.

"It has plenty of teeth," he said. "It's all you want. It also lends itself to do great things on it, like the blimp shots you see at a major championship, the pan-in, pan-out shots at Pebble Beach."

But Kite, the 1992 United States Open champion and former Ryder Cup captain, said it could take time.

"There is no way you can shortcut history," he said. "You have to build it. Obviously, we feel we can make it happen."

The New York area has been awarded several major golf events in recent years, including the 2002 United States Open at Bethpage Black, the 2004 United States Open at Shinnecock Hills and this year's P.G.A. Championship at Baltusrol. Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y., will play host to the United States Open in 2006, and Bethpage Black will welcome it again in 2009.

The competition is fierce for these events, as it is for the international Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup competitions.

The United States Golf Association, for example, which has its United States Open sites scheduled through 2012, receives invitations from courses from around the country. The association chooses several to examine and considers space for grandstands, concessions and merchandise tents, as well as a city's hotel space, parking and security.

The Presidents Cup, which will be contested in September at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Lake Manassas, Va., evaluates similar factors as well as others, including the weather, the amount of daylight, the roads and the city's infrastructure, said George Burger, the general chairman of the Presidents Cup.

"It's very similar to getting a political convention in your city, or a Super Bowl, and it's a distant cousin to an Olympic bid," he said.

But the golf course itself is crucial. And while Liberty National has yet to open, it has built-in qualities that may already make it a contender for golf's marquee events, Burger said.

"It's the credibility of the architects, the credibility of the membership and the credibility of the site itself," Burger said. "When you get that good of a design, a great property and good members, those are the new courses that will be contenders for majors. The only thing it lacks is history. But given the site, that may be something that will get it over the hump."

Billy Getty, a founding member who has started his own company specializing in golf course development, said of Liberty National: "There are only so many golf courses that if you walk to the middle of it blindfolded you'd immediately know where you are. Being able to use the Statue of Liberty as alignment is incredible, but also, since 9/11, things resonate emotionally more than they did. I don't think anyone will escape the butterflies in their belly seeing the Statue of Liberty and the replacement for the towers being erected."

Fireman, who opened the private course Willowbend on Cape Cod in 1993, has been involved in the Liberty National project for more than five years, from the property's filthiest state to its shiniest.

"We cleaned it up spotless, and it required a lot of money," Fireman said. "I'm sure everybody who builds a golf course and spends a lot of money thinks something special will happen to it. I'm looking to have a good experience for the membership and the people that visit. With New York City, you can't get a more dramatic picture. I think history will find its way."

Copyright 2005 The New York Times Company
 

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Being Renovated

The J.C medical center first phase of construction is set to start in September and will consist of two buildings containing 314 units, commercial and retail space, and a 1,200-car parking facility.

When complete the $350 million project - will include 2,243 market-rate condominium units, screening rooms, a pool, roof-top restaurants, and 65,000 square feet of retail






 

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New Projects Under construction

LIBERTY TERRACE
started: 2005
finished: 2006
nine-story, 128-unit
95 1-BR
20 2-BR

Units went on sale three weeks ago 45% of the units have been sold.unobstructed views of Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, not to mention Downtown NYC. The building entrance will set back from Hudson Street on the eastern side of the building an on Essex Street, right along the Light Rail line. Some units are going for 1 million+.







 

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Being Renovated

150 Bay Street
started: 2005
finished: 2006

150 Bay Street is a former warehouse that has been redesigned to give artists the space to let their talents flourish in music, dance, written word and the visual arts. Located minutes from Manhattan by PATH train, the loft rentals feature 14’ ceilings, oversized windows, work sinks, freight elevators, and extra wide doors to make the work portion of life easier. For the living experience, 150 Bay Street has been fitted with fully equipped kitchens, high-speed Internet wiring, a 24-hour attended lobby, and on-site fitness center.

http://www.150baystreet.com/



 

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spyguy999 said:
Is that the only project?
Not too long ago one of its biggest projects included its new tallest, the Goldman Sachs Tower, which was also the tallest in the state of NJ.

 

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The site, along the Tidewater Basin just a half-mile west of the Hudson River, is bounded by Grand Street, Luis Muñoz Marin Boulevard and Jersey Avenue. Former North Bergen Mayor and Jersey City-based businessmen Peter Mocco is the developer.

The Liberty Harbor North Redevelopment is ready to leap from the drawing board into reality!

Peter Mocco and Jeff Zak are the principal developers of the $2 billion project. Andres Duany, chief architect of Liberty Harbor North, is known for the famed "New Urbanism" city planning concept, as exemplified by the Seaside development in Florida.

The 80-acre mixed-use development will have more than 6,000 units in housing; 775,000 square-feet for retail; 175,000 square-feet for school facilties; 1.1 million square-feet for a hotel; and 4.6 million square-feet for offices.

The first phase of the project has already started

www.libertyharbor.com
 

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Liberty Harbor North by Metro Homes

Metro Homes bought 10 acres From the Developer of Liberty Harbor North. In all, phase one will include 432 condominium units, 17 units of commercial retail space and 460 parking spaces. 3 buildings incorporating 432 condominium units construction has started.
 

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macmini said:
The Goldman Sachs Tower will soon be the 3rd tallest once Trump two buildings are complete.
I was expecting the Goldman Sachs Tower to have a title for a a some time until it will be surpassed. :(
 

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COLUMBUS PLAZA

Designed by world renowned architect Costas Kondylis
They designed 200 Chambers Street


38-story building featuring 392 rental residences
24-hour doorman with full-time professional concierge
Double height lobby, and a 6,000 square-foot, two-story
recreation center
on-site access to the Grove Street PATH Station
36,000 square feet of ground floor retail space
30,000 square feet of office space
a multi-level 1,120-car parking garag


Pics are from JCVibe their about two or three months old I just past the site last week and the foundation is complete they were up to 3rd floor.



Columbus Plaza construction site, mid-block


Columbus Plaza construction site, facing southeast
 

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TalB said:
I was expecting the Goldman Sachs Tower to have a title for a a some time until it will be surpassed. :(
TalB I was wrong Goldman Sachs Tower will keep it's title until Harborside Plaza 7 is build Trump Plaza will be 2nd and 3rd tallest building but tallest residential development in the state Trump Plaza will be 560 feet.
 
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