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New York — On July 6th, The Harman Group, a firm specializing in structural engineering, parking planning and design and construction engineering, celebrated the groundbreaking of the residential tower portion of 700 Jackson Street, a 14-story mixed-use building, located in Hoboken, N.J.

Located by the Palisades Cliffs, the 684,000-square-foot building includes integral parking for 443 cars, 424 apartments including 42 affordable units, 30,000 square feet of ground level retail space, an outdoor pool and a fitness center. It also includes luxury amenities such as a penthouse pool and a roof deck.

The Harman Group partnered with real estate groups Bijou Properties, Intercontinental Real Estate Corp. and Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects, the designers of this project, to create a flood-proof system to avoid future damages based off the negative effects that Superstorm Sandy had on this area. The Harman Group is providing structural engineering and parking planning and design services for the project.

The Harman Group’s team of engineers and parking experts also worked collectively to combat the structural challenge of the residential tower overlapping the parking levels, and designed the optimal parking layout to allow for the maximum amount of parking while adhering to a cost-effective design.

Tuna Yelkikanat, Senior Associate and Director of Harman’s New York office stated, “We’re excited to begin work on this project, which will provide Hoboken families with sustainable, long-lasting housing and community space for years to come.”

In addition to the residential complex, this project also includes 605 Jackson street building which is a 6,650-square foot gymnasium building with public outdoor spaces.

The residential portion will top off in early 2018.

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