The new building will appear on the banks of the Hudson River, opposite New York. This area of Jersey City, the capital of the state of New Jersey, was in the 19th and early 20th centuries the territory of warehouses and railway depots. Then the abandoned industrial premises were occupied by artists "who were attracted by the large areas of the premises and the low, and sometimes even absent, rent. Now that rising property prices have forced even large corporations to consider moving from Wall Street, this area of New Jersey is of interest to major developers. And across the street from the residential building under construction by Donald Trump's company, Rem Koolhaas's 52-story building will appear. It will be based on a neoclassical warehouse of the late 19th century (experts in the preservation of cultural heritage insist on preserving its facade). But technically, the building at 111 First Street will be the logical development of Koolhaas' Museum Plaza projects for Louisville and his Gazprom City competition in St. Petersburg.
The blocks, in fact - traditional "glass" skyscrapers in the form in which they were proposed by Mies van der Rohe in the 1950s, constitute a complex stereometric composition, developing both upward and sideways. As with earlier examples of this type of Koolhaas project, the 52-story building in Jersey City will combine different functions. One of the rectangular volumes will house studio apartments for artists, as well as art galleries. In the other - apartments and a hotel, in the third - superior apartments. The alternating spatial orientation of individual blocks not only gives dynamism to the overall composition, but also allows you to create several open space-terraces in the skyscraper - on the fifth, seventeenth and thirty-sixth floors. Around them will be grouped restaurants, galleries, spas, swimming pools, clubs, where residents and visitors of the building will be able to communicate.