ARCHIVES June 2016

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Mapping the Rise of New Jersey’s 26 Tallest Towers

  Evan Bindelglass June 30, 2016 22 The Modern This 450-unit rental apartment tower is the first step in the remaking of downtown Fort Lee. Already known for its, uh, “traffic problems,” many fear this tower, its planned twin, and the neighboring Hudson Lights mixed-use development will make getting around the area even harder. The 47-floor building is…

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The Modern: luxurious rental on the Gold Coast

Anyone who has driven by the George Washington Bridge can’t help but be drawn to the 47-story, impressively designed high-rise glass tower at its New Jersey base. Dubbed The Modern, the building glistens with elegance from its location in the heart of downtown Fort Lee, boasting 450 luxury rental residences in a mix of studio,…

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Fort Lee: More than a footnote in Bridgegate

 Thanks to the still-brewing scandal over the politically-motivated closing of the George Washington Bridge in 2013, Fort Lee has enjoyed a notoriety of sorts in recent years, making it more visible to non-residents, as well as to commuters familiar only with the buildings that line I-95 on the way to Manhattan. It’s a pity, really, since there’s…

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Resurgence in Fort Lee as long-empty lot developed

FORT LEE — Challenging. A renaissance. A necessary evil. Progress. These are among the words that small-business owners used to describe the construction that continues to transform Fort Lee’s main commercial district into something almost unimaginable just five years ago. At the start of 2012, 16 acres of prime real estate just south of the…

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N.J. home construction jumps to 10-year high

Home construction in New Jersey is running 20 percent ahead of last year’s pace, powered by the multifamily sector’s recovery from the worst housing downturn in decades. New Jersey builders got permits for 6,448 housing units in the first quarter of this year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That was the strongest performance since…

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