List of tallest buildings in Newark

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Downtown Newark from the Newark Bay Bridge looking over Port Newark with Watchung Mountains in background

Newark, the largest city in New Jersey and second largest in New York metropolitan area, is one of the United States' major air, shipping, and rail hubs. It has a distinctive skyline, though shorter than that of much larger New York City and slightly smaller Jersey City. Since the mid-2000s numerous buildings have been re-lit and made more prominent.[1] Newark was founded in 1666, and its downtown grew around the site of the early settlement at Four Corners. Early highrises were developed there and at Military Park during the economic boom of the Roaring Twenties. In the New Newark era[2] (1950s-1970s) modernist buildings went up, particularly around Washington Park. In the post-industrial-high tech tech era, development has been concentrated in the Gateway District near Penn Station. Clusters of residential highrises (not included in this list) are found throughout the city, particularly near Weequahic Park and Branch Brook Park.

Tallest buildings[edit]

View of Newark looking northwest
Tallest buildings: Eleven80, National Newark, and Prudential Plaza
View to Gateway District
Newark Airport
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
From left: 550 Broad, New Jersey Bell, Mutual Benefit Life, and American Insurance Company buildings.
550 Broad, NJ Bell, Mutual Benefit
Rank Name image Height
ft / m
Floors Year Notes
1 National Newark Building National Newark Building.jpg 465 ft (142 m) 34 1931 Tallest building since its completion in 1931.[3][4][5]
2 Eleven 80 Eleven 80-1180 Raymond Boulevard-Newark.jpg 448 / 137 35 1930 Tallest building from 1930 to 1931.[6][7]
3 Prudential Plaza Building Prudential Plaza - Newark - Four Corners.jpg 374 / 114 24 1960 [8][9]
4 80 Park Plaza
PSEG Headquarters
PSE&G 3.JPG 360 / 110 26 1980 [10][11]
5 One Gateway Center Gateway One @ Newark Penn Station.JPG 359 / 109 30 1971 [12][13]
6 Zion Towers Zion Tower Newark (Weequahic).jpg 351 ft (107 m) 28 1969 [14] Tallest residential building
7 Newark Legal Center Newark Legal Center @ Raymond Blvd..JPG 329 / 100 20 2000 [15][16]

[17]

8= One Newark Center
Seton Hall University School of Law
One Newark Center fr Cherry St jeh.jpg 326 / 99 22 1992 [18][19]
8= American Insurance Company Building American Insurance Company Building-Rutgers Newark.jpg 326 / 99 16 1930 [20][21]
8= Airport Traffic Control Tower
Newark Liberty International Airport
Newark Airport Control Tower.jpg 325 / 99 2002 [22]
9 Carmel Towers 313 feet (95 m) 25 1970 [23]
Prudential Tower PrudentialTowerprogress04.29.14.jpg 310 feet (94 m) 20 2014 (topped out) [24][25][26][27]
10 Prudential Building Prudential Building - Newark - 1940s.jpg 300 feet (91 m) 21 1942 [28][29]
11 Penn Plaza East
Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey
NJ Transit HQ Newark.jpg 292 ft (89 m) (estimated) 21 1993 [30]

[31] [32]

12 Two Gateway Center Gateway2 Newark@Market&McCarter.JPG 272 / 83 18 1972 [33][34]
13 Military Park Building Military Park Building - Newark - Oct 2011.jpg 265 / 81 21 1926 Tallest building upon its completion in 1926 to 1930[35][36]
14= New Jersey Bell Headquarters Building NJ Bell Headquarters Newark 01.JPG 260 / 79 20 1929 [37][38][39]
14= 24 Commerce Street 260 / 79 19 1926 [40][41]
15 Dr. Stanley S. Bergen Bldg
New Jersey Medical School
UMDNJ-Bergen Building 02.JPG 255 / 78 16 1954 [42][43][44]
16 33 Washington Street 133 Washington Street - Newark - Washington Park corner at James Street.jpg 251 / 77 20 1971 [45]
17= Mutual Benefit Life Building Mutual Benefit Life Bldg-Newark.jpg 246 ft (75 m) 20 1957 [46]
17= 1 Washington Park
Rutgers Business School
OneWashingtonParkNewarkRutgersBusinessSchool.JPG 246 ft (75 m) 18 1983 [47][48][49][50]
18 550 Broad Street 550 Broad Street Newark 01.JPG 243 ft (74 m) 19 1966 [51][52][53]
19 Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart Sacred Heart fr hill center jeh.jpg 232 ft (71 m) (towers) n/a 1954 [54]
20 Bamberger's Bamburgers Newark (Washington Street) 02.JPG 226 /69
(roof)
14 1923 Tallest building after expansion in 1923[55]

[56]

21 Peter W. Rodino Federal Building Rodino Federal Building Newark.JPG 220 ft (67 m) 16 1967 [57][58][59]
Gibraltar Building Gibraltor Building - Newark - Halsey Street (former Prudential Hdqtrs).jpg 220 ft (67 m) 14 1927 [60][61][62]
Fireman's Insurance Company Building Fireman's Insurance Building Four Corners Newark 03.JPG 220 ft (67 m) 19 1910 Tallest building upon its completion in 1910[63][64]
Griffith Building Griffith Building.jpg 210 ft (64 m) 15 1927
155 Washington 155 Washington Street Newark 01.JPG 210 ft (64 m) 18 1930 [65][66]

Timeline of tallest buildings since 1868[edit]

Prudential Home Office (1956)
Bambergers 1923 building was originally adorned with WWOR-TV's radio tower

This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Newark.

Name Street address Year built Height
ft / m
Floors Notes
North Reformed Church Newark North Reform Church jeh.JPG 1868 185 / 50 [67]
Prudential Main Building Broad Street 1892 150 / 46 11 demolished in 1956[68]
Fireman's Insurance Company Building 280 Broad Street 1910 220 / 67 19 [69][70][71]
Bamberger's 131 Broad Street 1923 226/69 14 [72]
Military Park Building 60 Park Place 1926 265 / 81 21 [36]
Eleven 80 1180 Raymond Boulevard 1930 448 / 137 35 [7]
National Newark Building 744 Broad Street 1931 465 / 142 34 [4]

Proposed and under construction[edit]

Grant USA Tower would have been the tallest building in the United States had it been built. This lists buildings that are proposed for construction. While no official announcement has been made, it is expected that a site across from Newark Broad Street Station would be developed as a mixed-use highrise.[73][74] Panasonic intends to build a new headquarters along the riverfront.[75] In 2011, Prudential announced plans to construct an office tower for its headquarters. The company has received a $250 million urban transit tax credit, from the state, which requiress that it create new jobs and build within walking distance of a transit hub.[24] The site of the planned 20 story, 310 foot, 650,000 sq ft (60,000 m2) tower is on Broad Street just west of Military Park.[76][77][78] One Theater Square at 482 feet (144m) with 44 floors at 2 Centre Street proposed 2010 would been the city's tallest building.[79] [80] [81] One Riverview, a 21-story residential high rise broke ground in September 2013.[82][83][84][85] In 2014, three ZMPC Super-Post-Panamax container cranes each measureing 561 feet (171 m) are being assembled at Port Newark.[86]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Panorama[edit]

Panorama of Newark from the Passaic River. Buildings at center are clustered around Washington Park

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References[edit]

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