Mack-Cali: $75M renovation of Harborside in Jersey City continues with lobby upgrade

Mack-Cali Realty Corp., a real estate company, announced Thursday it is still in the process of renovating Harborside, a Class A office and retail complex along Jersey City’s waterfront.

The building’s lobby was recently completed, which Mack-Cali said is a “significant milestone in its $75 million capital transformation” of the property. The new lobby features new indoor pedestrian routes and refinished lounge areas with an industrial aesthetic.

Harborside currently spans 4.3 million square feet along the waterfront and plans call to add an addition 1.2 million square feet.

Mack-Cali said it partnered with Art House Productions to create two different 80-foot wide panorama photography displays of the Pulaski Skyway to hang in the lobbies of Harborside 2 and Harborside 3. The photographs were taken by Jersey City-based photographer Joe Velez, who was commissioned by Art House.

“We were thrilled when Mack-Cali expressed interest in hiring a local Jersey City-based photographer for this project,” Meredith Burns, executive director, Art House Productions, said. “We immediately thought of Joe Velez, a multidisciplinary artist — born and raised in Jersey City — who we knew would see the beauty in this structure and could capture the Pulaski from different locations that a non-local may not be privy to.”