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RiversEdge at Port Imperial, New York, United States 
Thursday 30 Dec 2010
 
Living on the edge... 
 
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Luxury residential RiversEdge at Port Imperial provides stunning location near Manhanttan 

RiversEdge is one of many luxury residential buildings at Port Imperial, a premier, mixed-use development that spans from West New York to Weehawken, New Jersey. Located directly across the Hudson River from New York City, RiversEdge provides a vibrant 'live / work / play' destination for professionals seeking an alternative to mid-town Manhattan. The site is linked to an intermodal transit hub served by ferries, buses and light rail.

The design emphasises a contemporary masonry and glass material palette, a pedestrian-friendly streetscape, public space, and unobstructed views. The 9-storey, 236-unit building features a U-shaped floor plan that maximises views of the adjacent river and Manhattan skyline for all residents. A common courtyard area creates semi-private outdoor space richly landscaped with trees, planters, flowers and grassy areas. It also includes a fire pit, an outdoor heated swimming pool and a spa.

Common areas within the building include a lounge, a conference room, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and retail amenities. The building is designed with a complex structural system that combines concrete foundation walls, a steel parking structure and a pre-fabricated lightweight panel system. This approach accelerated the construction schedule, allowing units to be brought to market more quickly. The above-ground parking, clad in the same masonry and glass enclosure as the dwellings, raised the first level of living space well above the tree line, thus enhancing views for the majority of the units.

The building also features both extensive and intensive green roofs, designed within a larger pattern of green roofs that will ultimately exist on all of the neighboring buildings. RiversEdge is connected to the rest of the Port Imperial development by a tree-lined promenade that features outdoor sidewalk cafes, kiosks and fountains. Docking accommodations for future tenants are also planned as part of the development.

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