Penn Plaza East

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1 & 2 Penn Plaza East
NJ Transit HQ Newark.jpg
General information
Type Office
Location Raymond Boulevard
Newark, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°44′05″N 74°9′51″W / 40.73472°N 74.16417°W / 40.73472; -74.16417Coordinates: 40°44′05″N 74°9′51″W / 40.73472°N 74.16417°W / 40.73472; -74.16417
Completed 1992
Owner Hartz Mountain
Technical details
Floor count 12/14
References
[1][2]
3 Penn Plaza East
General information
Type Office
Location Raymond Boulevard
Newark, New Jersey
Completed 1992
Owner Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Technical details
Floor count 17/21
References
[1][3][4]

The Penn Plaza East complex takes its name for its location near Penn Station in Newark, New Jersey. Fronting Raymond Boulevard on the banks of the Passaic River, the two office buildings were constructed during a period in the late 1980s and early 1990s when they and numerous postmodern skyscrapers were built near the station and Gateway Center. While others went up between the station and traditional Downtown Newark, Penn Plaza East is on the Ironbound, or east, side of the major transportation hub.[5] As of 2010, the buildings were occupied by the Newark headquarters of New Jersey Transit, JOC Group, and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, which owns their building.[6][7]

Originally developed and owned by Hartz Mountain Industries[8] One building was later bought by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.[6]


Penn Plaza East is adjacent to Dock Bridge (which carries trains to Penn Station) and the Newark Legal Center on the banks of the Passaic River

The two towers sit above a four-story parking facility and lobby that joins them. A park and promenade along the banks of the river in the shadow of the Dock Bridge and across from Red Bull Arena, may incorporate land that is also used for parking.[9][10]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1] Hartz Mountain Developments
  2. ^ [2] Eporis NJ Transit Headquarters
  3. ^ [3] Eporis.com: Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Headquarters
  4. ^ [4] Skyscraperpage: 3 Penn Plaza East
  5. ^ [5] New York Times March 29, 1991
  6. ^ a b [6] www.njbiz.com Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NJ Building
  7. ^ [7] New York Times November 17, 1996
  8. ^ Hartz Mountain Developments
  9. ^ Newark Passaic Riverfront Park
  10. ^ [8] New York Times 2006