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Claremont Construction Group
- Marin Towers
www.clarecon.com
* Project cost: $165 million
* Location: Jersey City, N.J.
* Scope: 17-story tower

"Our company has always been
nimble and flexible, changing
wi e market."
- Richard Sciare a, director

retta says. "This is one of the largest projects
that has used that system in New Jersey. The
Girder-Slab system provided cost advantages as well as weather advantages because it
is built in a pre-fabricated fashion."

Key Elements
Marin Towers has a unique design with a
V-shaped cutout in between two towers,
which was necessitated due to protected
views of the Manhattan skyline for other

properties. Additionally, there is a storm
easement that runs through the center
of the building that needed to remain
accessible. The parking garage is centered
on that easement.
Essentially, that means there are two
separate residential towers situated on
top of the podium. This required extensive pre-planning to overcome structural
challenges and to maximize parking space
for residential units. At the fifth floor, the
project transitions from the parking to the
residential levels, which have different
column locations.
"There has been a lot of structural work
in order to make sure that everything functions," Director of Purchasing and Estimating Bruce Jester says. "The foundations are
done, and the transfer slab on the fifth floor
is in the process of being constructed. To ensure continuity of the schedule, we will do
the south tower first with the north tower
going up when the cladding of the south
tower starts. The project requires extensive
logistics to move the crane and oversee ma-

terial activity. We are looking at about two
years of construction from start to finish, as
the project is scheduled to be wrapping up
by the end of 2017."
When the project is complete, co-developer KRE will be relocating its headquarters
to the podium of the building. That is a bold
statement about the quality of the location,
something that all of the stakeholders
involved believe speaks volumes about the
confidence in the project's potential.
Ultimately, Claremont and its partners are
developing a unique project that utilizes an
innovative Girder-Slab structural system.
The project will have exceptional amenity
spaces, first-class unit finishes, and a fa├žade
that will standout in downtown Jersey City.
"This is a prominent project that is two
blocks from the Holland Tunnel and has
a great view of Manhattan," Sciaretta says.
"Our ability to bring this high-rise project
to market says a lot about Claremont. This
is a large magnitude project, physically and
financially, and it will be a game changer for
our company."

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