Jersey City: Goldman Sachs Tower

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    Goldman Sachs Tower, at 30 Hudson Street, is the tallest building in the state of New Jersey, and the tallest in the United States of any building not in its metropolitan area's largest city. It was designed by Cesar Pelli, best known as the architect of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, the Key Tower in Cleveland, and the World Financial Center, which is located just across the Hudson river. The tower, except for the black roof, resembles 1IFC, and to a lesser extent, 2IFC, two buildings of the IFC complex he designed in Hong Kong.

    Completed in 2004, it has 42 floors and is 238 m (781 feet) tall. The Goldman Sachs Tower is in Jersey City's Exchange Place area close to a PATH station (about 200 yards north) and sits immediately on the waterfront overlooking the Hudson River and Lower Manhattan.

    The building is a Goldman Sachs office tower, and is one of the fifty tallest buildings in the United States. Originally the tower was meant to be the centerpiece of an entire Goldman Sachs campus at Exchange Place, which was to include a training center, a university, and a large hotel complex. Although the location was largely rejected by the company's financial executives, 4000 Goldman Sachs employees made the move to the building, including much of the company's real estate, technology, operations, and administrative departments.

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