30 Hudson Street
|30 Hudson Street|
from Liberty State Park (2009)
|Alternative names||Goldman Sachs Tower|
|Location||Jersey City, New Jersey|
|Management||Grubb & Ellis Management Services, Inc.|
|Roof||238 m (781 ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Pelli Clarke Pelli
Adamson Associates Architects
|Structural engineer||Thornton Tomasetti|
|Main contractor||Turner Construction|
30 Hudson Street, also known as Goldman Sachs Tower, is a 238 m (781 ft), 42-story building in Jersey City, New Jersey. It is the tallest building in New Jersey. Completed in 2004, the tower was designed by Cesar Pelli. It houses offices, a cafeteria, a health unit, and a full-service fitness facility including a physical therapy clinic. Provident Bank of New Jersey and Così are also located on the ground level, and open to the general public.
The tower sits on the waterfront overlooking the Hudson River and Lower Manhattan and is visible from the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island. On a clear day, the building may be visible from as far away as Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey.
Originally the tower was meant to be the centerpiece of an entire Goldman Sachs campus at Exchange Place, which was to include a training center, a university, and a large hotel complex. Many of the company's Manhattan-based equity traders refused to move away from Wall Street, delaying the occupation of the building's top 13 floors, which remained vacant until early 2008.
Once a derelict and mostly industrial part of Jersey City, the Exchange Place area forms part of New Jersey's Gold Coast, a revitalized strip of land along the formerly industrial west bank of the Hudson. Economic development in the 2000s spurred large-scale residential, commercial, and office development along the waterfront.
Although the location was largely rejected by the company's financial executives, 4,000 Goldman Sachs employees made the move to the building, including much of the company's real estate, technology, operations, and administrative departments. The company completed construction of another tower in 2010 at 200 West St. to house the bulk of their sales and trading departments just north of the World Financial Center, directly across the water from 30 Hudson in Lower Manhattan. The company plans to shuttle workers between the two buildings on private ferries when necessary, calling this their "Venice strategy".
Goldman Sachs Tower at night as seen from Hudson River Waterfront Walkway.
- List of tallest buildings by U.S. state
- List of tallest buildings in Jersey City
- International Finance Centre Tower 1 in Hong Kong, designed similar to the Goldman Sachs Tower
- 200 West Street in Lower Manhattan, Goldman Sachs global headquarters
- Media related to Goldman Sachs Tower (Jersey City) at Wikimedia Commons