Langan Experience in Jersey City

A Trusted Consultant for 40 Years

Langan is a key player in the renaissance of Jersey City. We are a go-to consultant for a variety of developers, architects, and other design/construction partners who count on Langan for expertise and knowledge related to the complex permitting processes and challenging subsurface conditions that impact any project in Jersey City.

One Journal Square

OVERVIEW
Langan is providing geotechnical, site/civil, and traffic engineering, planning, and surveying services for a proposed mixed-use development in the Journal Square section of Jersey City. The development will consist of two high-rise towers measuring 46 and 69 stories over a 10-floor podium and will include 1,725 residential apartments, approximately 89,000 SF of retail, 127,000 SF of office space, and 78,000 SF of amenities space. The development is adjacent to the Journal Square PATH Station.

Location
Jersey City, NJ

Client
Kushner Companies

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Traffic & Transportation
Surveying/Geospatial

Architect
Woods Bagot


30 Journal Square

OVERVIEW
Langan is providing site/civil and traffic engineering, planning and surveying services for a proposed mixed-use development at 30 Journal Square in Jersey City. The 1,022,362-GSF development will incorporate the historic Jersey Journal building and consist of a 72-story residential tower with a 10-story podium with space for retail, office, and parking.

Location
Jersey City, NJ

Client
Kushner Companies

Services
Site/Civil
Traffic & Transportation
Natural Resources & Permitting
Traditional Surveying

Architect
Morris Adjmi Architects


Hudson Greene (77 Hudson Street)

OVERVIEW
Langan provided a full range of design and engineering services for the construction of two 48-story residential towers at the core of Jersey City's Colgate Waterfront Redevelopment Area. This joint venture development features retail space, 900 luxury residential units, and a rooftop garden on top of a 10-story parking deck.

Location
Jersey City, NJ

Clients
K. Hovnanian Companies
Equity Residential Properties

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Environmental
Traffic & Transportation
Landscape Architecture

Architect
CetraRuddy


Hudson Exchange West

OVERVIEW
Hudson Exchange West is an 18-acre neighborhood development project that will introduce new residential buildings, outdoor park areas, transportation access, and retail amenities to the downtown waterfront community of Jersey City.

Langan is providing geotechnical engineering services during the design development and construction development phases. Our scope of work includes a site specific seismic study, site coordination, subsurface investigation, geotechnical engineering report, and construction controlled inspections for the deep foundation installation and load tests.

Location
Jersey City, NJ

Client
Forest City Enterprises

Service
Geotechnical

Architect
Perkins Eastman

Strategic Partners
WSP (Phase IA)
McNamara Salvia Structural Engineers (Phase 1B)


Washington First Plaza

OVERVIEW
Langan provided landscape, site/civil engineering, and urban design services for the residential redevelopment on a brownfield site in downtown Jersey City. The project features a linear urban park, streetscape and a roof terrace in conjunction with a 33-story multi-use tower. A common materials palette of brick, granite and steel is utilized throughout the project that lends a Lower Manhattan ambiance to the designed spaces.

Location
Jersey City, NJ

Client
The Athena Group, LLC

Services
Landscape Architecture
Site/Civil
Environmental
Geotechnical

Architect
SLCE Architects


Plaza 5 Harborside

OVERVIEW
Mack-Cali’s towering 35-story Plaza 5 Harborside has approximately 1 million SF of Class A Commercial space plus an additional 6 stories of garage parking to accommodate 1,283 spaces. Langan provided geotechnical engineering, site/civil engineering, surveying and a range of related services including landscape architecture, railroad (LRT) settlement monitoring and construction inspection. Special challenges were presented in the form of a deep foundation system consisting of both 200-ton concrete-filled steel pipe piles and 9-foot diameter concrete caissons socketed into bedrock to offset tower wind loads.

Location
Jersey City, NJ

Client
Mack-Cali Realty

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Landscape Architecture
Surveying/Geospatial


Schwab Building/Plaza 10 Harborside

OVERVIEW
Mack-Cali has fully leased this 18-story building, with upwards of 500,000 SF of Class A Commercial office space, to Charles Schwab. Langan successfully resolved unique geotechnical engineering challenges by using an unusual foundation system, over 100 feet deep, consisting of 225-ton concrete-filled steel pipe piles and grouted rock-anchor tendons to counter wind-generated uplift forces. Langan provided full geotechnical engineering services during both design and construction phases, and also site/structural engineering services for adjacent park furnishings consisting of bleacher and bench seating, retaining walls, cheek-walls, free-standing walls, stairwells and steps.

Location
Jersey City, NJ

Client
Mack-Cali Realty

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Traditional Surveying


Metropolis Towers

OVERVIEW
Metropolis Towers, (also known as Gregory Apartments), is a high-rise residential/retail development project in downtown Jersey City. Langan was selected to perform asbestos investigation and abatement services for the demolition of existing buildings onsite, soil investigations for chromium and historic fill contaminants, preparation of a Remedial Work Plan for the chromium, and prepare demolition plans prior to construction of the development. Design included all aspects of design for city, county and state permitting. Site constraints include the underground railroad path tunnel, city sewer interceptors and floodplain which encroach upon the site. Site design, stormwater management, sewer and utility design, landscape, lighting and soil erosion control engineering services were performed considering all site constraints while meeting regulatory requirements.

Location
Jersey City, NJ

Client
Metrovest Equities

Services
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Environmental
Landscape Architecture
Traditional Surveying

Architect
DMR Architects


Hearst Tower

OVERVIEW
The $500 million Hearst Tower is located at 959 Eighth Avenue, just south of Columbus Circle in Manhattan. New construction includes the preservation of the six-story landmark Hearst Building facade and a 42-story environmentally friendly steel and glass tower to house the Hearst Corporation Headquarters.
AWARDS
2016 Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats 10 Year Award
2013 Building Owners and Managers Association New York Pinnacle Award
2008 International Highrise Award

Location
New York, NY

Client
Tishman Speyer Properties

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil

Architect
Foster + Partners

Strategic Partners
WSP
Turner Construction


Prism at Park Avenue South Apartments

OVERVIEW
Located in the Madison Square North (NoMad) section of Manhattan, this 40-story residential tower (476-FT) has a combined total of 363 apartments and condominiums. The development scope included demolition of existing structures, excavation to 30 feet below sidewalk grade, construction of the 40-story tower, and replacement of a portion of the adjacent subway station. Langan geotechnical engineers performed two phases of site investigation and provided design and construction recommendations to satisfy project needs and New York City Department of Buildings requirements. Our environmental engineers performed waste characterization and provided coordination with NYCOER that included remediation investigation and oversight, and a successful Voluntary Cleanup Program Brownfield Incentive Grant Application.

Location
New York, NY

Clients
Equity Residential
Toll Brothers

Services
Geotechnical
Environmental
Site/Civil
Surveying/Geospatial

Architects
Christian de Portzamparc (Design)
Handel Architects

Strategic Partners
DeSimone Consulting Engineers
Lend Lease


One Vanderbilt

OVERVIEW
One Vanderbilt is a 1,401-foot-tall office tower located next to the landmark Grand Central Station. The first major development under the Midtown East rezoning, the supertall tower project provided $220 million in transit infrastructure improvements, adding connections to the 42nd Street-Grand Central Terminal subway system, Metro-North, Grand Central Terminal, and future access to the Long Island Rail Road. The project also includes an observation deck, 14,000 SF pedestrian plaza connecting One Vanderbilt and Grand Central, and nearly $17 million invested in sustainable features resulting in LEED Gold and WELL Platinum certifications. Langan performed multidisciplinary services over an 11-year period, including geotechnical, site/civil, and traffic engineering; surveying; and construction inspection. Our integrated approach allowed the project to stay on schedule, despite impending delays during the excavation phase due to demolition challenges. Through an innovative excavation support system–as well as early planning, design, and permitting of major water and sewer replacements–excavation was able to start during demolition, which was a key driver in keeping the construction schedule on track.
AWARDS
2021 ENR New York, Best Projects: Office/Retail/Mixed-Use
2021 ENR New York, Best Projects: Excellence in Sustainability – Merit
2021 ULI Awards for Excellence in Development – Excellence in Office Development
2020 ENR New York, Regional Best Projects: Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Award of Merit
2018 AIA New York Design Awards: Urban Design, Merit Award

Location
New York, NY

Client
SL Green Realty Corporation

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Traffic & Transportation
Traditional Surveying
Terrestrial Scanning/BIM

Architect
Kohn Pedersen Fox

Strategic Partners
Hines
Severud Associates
Jaros Baum & Bolles


30 Park Place

OVERVIEW
Langan provided geotechnical engineering, New York City Transit subway coordination, and excavation support design for what will be the tallest residential tower in downtown Manhattan. Located in Tribeca, this 82-story tower combines 157 luxury condominium apartments with a five-star, 189-room Four Seasons Hotel and public plaza. The four ground floors include such amenities as restaurants, meeting facilities, ballrooms, a spa, a swimming pool, and fitness center.
AWARDS
2018 Urban Land Institute New York Excellence in Development Awards, Hotel Development

Location
New York, NY

Client
Silverstein Properties

Service
Geotechnical

Architects
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
SLCE Architects

Strategic Partners
WSP
Tishman Construction Corporation


VIA 57 West

OVERVIEW
Regarded as a cross between Copenhagen-style residential courtyards and a New York City skyscraper, this mixed-use, 38-story residential building in Midtown West includes 709 residential units and ground floor retail space. A massive outdoor courtyard, cut into the center of the building, adds to the structure's unique pyramid-like shape. Langan performed extensive geotechnical and site/civil work including design of a bioswale; in addition, Langan produced a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan.

AWARDS
2021 ULI New York, Excellence in Market Rate Housing Development Finalist
2017 ArchDaily Building of the Year
2017 Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence in Development: Housing Development Finalist
2016 Engineering News Record New York, Best Projects Awards: Residential Hospitality
2016 Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats, Best Tall Building Americas
2016 Architect Magazine, Residential Architect Design Award, Multifamily Housing
2016 Architectural Record Top 10 Projects
2016 New York Times, Best Architecture in New York
2016 Society of American Registered Architects New York, Excellence in Residential Design Innovation Award
2015 6SQFT Building of the Year
2012 American Institute of Architects New York, Design Merit Award

Location
New York, NY

Client
The Durst Organization

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil

Architect
Bjarke Ingels Group

Strategic Partners
Thornton Tomasetti
Hunter Roberts Construction Group


One57

OVERVIEW
One57 stands at 1,005 feet (306 meters) tall, and consists of a 5-star, 210 room Park Hyatt Hotel and 95 premium condominiums and residences. Langan performed geotechnical and environmental engineering investigations, and provided foundation recommendations to support the proposed tower on spread footings supported on rock.

Location
New York, NY

Client
Extell Development Company

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Environmental

Architects
Christian de Portzamparc
SLCE Architects


56 Leonard

OVERVIEW
Langan engineers provided site/civil, geotechnical, and environmental services for this condominium tower featuring dramatic, cantilevered terraces. It will be Architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron's first high-rise commission anywhere in the world. The site, a 125-ft-wide by 100-ft-deep rectangular parcel in Tribeca, consists of two adjoined lots previously occupied by the former New York Law School (NYLS) library building. The proposed building will consist of a 60-story residential high-rise tower with a single cellar level.
AWARDS
2017 American Council of Engineering Companies, Engineering Excellence Awards, National Recognition Award
2017 American Council of Engineering Companies New York, Engineering Excellence Awards, Diamond Award – Special Projects
2017 Engineering News Record, Best of the Best Residential/Hospitality Project Award
2016 Concrete Industry Board Awards, Award of Merit with Special Recognition - Design
2011 Society of American Registered Architects – Professional Design Award

Location
New York, NY

Clients
Alexico Group
Hines

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Environmental

Architects
Herzog & de Meuron
Costas Kondylis
Goldstein, Hill & West Architects

Strategic Partners
WSP Cantor Seinuk
Hunter Roberts Construction Group


Hudson Yards Redevelopment

OVERVIEW
This major New York City rezoning and redevelopment, led by Related/Oxford, under the joint guidance of New York City, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Hudson Yards Development Corporation, and New York State, is reinventing the once barren west side of Midtown Manhattan. Upon full completion, the site will include more than 18 million square feet of commercial, retail, and residential towers, 14 acres of open park space, a cultural venue, a public school, and a luxury hotel all built over active rail yards.

Location
New York, NY

Client
Hudson Yards, a Related Oxford Venture

Services
Geotechnical
Environmental
Site/Civil
Traffic & Transportation
Traditional Surveying
Terrestrial Scanning/BIM

Architects
Kohn Pedersen Fox
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Ismael Leyva Architects
Rockwell Group

Strategic Partners
Thornton Tomasetti
WSP