30 Hudson Street

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Not to be confused with 30 Hudson Yards.
30 Hudson Street
Goldman Sachs Tower (2011-04-09).jpg
from Liberty State Park (2009)
Alternative names Goldman Sachs Tower
General information
Type commercial offices
Location 30 Hudson Street
Jersey City, New Jersey
United States
Coordinates Coordinates: 40°42′47″N 74°02′02″W / 40.7130°N 74.0338°W / 40.7130; -74.0338
Construction started 2001
Completed 2004
Management Grubb & Ellis Management Services, Inc.
Height
Roof 238 m (781 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 42
Lifts/elevators 36
Design and construction
Architect Pelli Clarke Pelli
Adamson Associates Architects
Structural engineer Thornton Tomasetti
Main contractor Turner Construction
References
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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 building is in the Exchange Place area close to a PATH station and is accessible by the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail at the Essex Street and Exchange Place stops.

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.

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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.[citation needed] 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 Street 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".[5]

The building is certified under LEED-NC Version 2.0 of the U.S. Green Building Council.

The building has been surrounded by pedestrian protective scaffolding since 2010 [6]

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