Hudson Lights,
Fort Lee, NJ

High life on the Hudson

Located on an eight-acre lot near the George Washington Bridge, this project consists of two buildings. The first is a12-story, 756,800 square foot cast-in-place, post-tensioned concrete mixed use development consisting of eight floors of residential apartments over three levels of parking with spaces for 858 cars. The ground floor features a 175,000 square foot retail space. The residential component includes such amenities as a pool, lounge and fitness center as well as a rooftop terrace and gardens. Additional ground floor retail space and a movie theater are located in the adjacent 80,000 sf two-story structural steel building. Spread footing foundations with rock anchors to resist uplift forces were used for both buildings.

The 13-story building utilized post tensioned concrete construction to maximize floor spans; minimize the number of columns; minimize impact of ground floor retail; and meld a challenging column grid for stacking retail, parking and residential layouts. A post-tensioned slab and beam system was incorporated in the parking levels due to long spans. A post-tensioned flat plate concrete system was used for the residential level to minimize floor to floor heights. Lateral loads are resisted by a combination of concrete shear walls and concrete moment frames.

The two-story building structure utilized structural steel to maximize high floor to floor and ceiling height requirements for the movie theater.  Steel joists were used to increase spans of the roof to eliminate columns at the second floor to maximize space for the movie theater layout. Lateral loads are resisted by steel braced frames.

View the Gallery       Print PDF

Structural Systems Used

PT Reinforced Concrete (Mixed-Use/Garage)
Structural Steel (Retail/Movie Theater)