Liberty Towers is a 648-unit residential complex in the Colgate Redevelopment area, a master-planned urban center located directly across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan. The structures’ graceful and innovative design, which divides the housing program into twin towers, maximizes views for all tenants while providing adjacent office properties access to light and scenic views to sites such as the Lower Hudson River Bay, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Manhattan. The juxtaposition of a gracefully curved glass wall on one facade and sawtooth stepped masonry on the other results in an attractive and unusual massing for each tower.
The twin towers rise to a height of 37 floors and include ground floor retail, seven levels of parking, and a health club and outdoor pool on the ninth floor deck. Residential units range from studios to two-bedrooms.
The garage is naturally ventilated with decorative grills, creating a texture that responds harmoniously with the scale of adjacent historic brownstone neighborhood buildings.
The ground floor level of the towers is devoted to 24,000 sf of retail space plus the residential lobby. For quick access to Manhattan, residents can chose the adjacent New Jersey Transit light rail station, ferries or PATH trains.
This project has won Best in Residential Design in 2003 from the International Masonry Institute, New Jersey Golden Trowel Award.