Poskanzer Skott, Page + Steele Design 36-Unit Luxury Rental for LeFrak Organization

By Anuradha Kher, Online News EditorJersey City, N.J.–Poskanzer Skott Architects, along with Page + Steele Architects of Toronto, has designed the new 470,505-sq.-ft. Aquablu Towers in the Newport community of Jersey City, N.J. The 33-story rental apartment complex is located at 110 River Dr. in Newport, which is a development of The LeFrak Organization. Aquablu features 360 luxury rental apartments ranging from studios to three-bedrooms units. Poskanzer Skott provided full architectural design services for the tower. The project is expacted to be complete in early 2009.Barry Poskanzer, AIA, principal and partner, and Anthony Juliano, project manager, led the project.”It’s always a pleasure to work with our long-term clients, The LeFrak Organizatio,” says Barry Poskanzer, AIA, principal and partner of Poskanzer Skott. “The Aquablu Towers will be one of Jersey City’s premier residences, offering everything that a prospective renter could want, including dramatic designs, and a plethora of amenities and conveniences.”Newport is one of the largest waterfront communities in the U.S., situated on several hundred acres of land facing Manhattan on the Jersey City banks of the Hudson River. To date, more than 14 million sq. ft. of construction has been completed, including apartments for about 5,000 families.