70 Hudson Lobby Renovation


Spear Street Capital


Construction Cost
$5 million

Completion Date

70 Hudson Lobby Renovation

Jersey City
New Jersey

Originally built in 2001, owner Spear Street Capital wanted to update the building’s 8,200-sf neoclassical lobby which faces Lower Manhattan and is highly visible from the Jersey City Boardwalk promenade. The vision - a fresh, dynamic and contemporary look to attract tenants and pedestrians alike.

Walter P Moore's role was to develop a specialty entry piece highlighted by custom CNC-cut aluminum fins due to our knowledge of digital fabrication.

 One challenge the team overcame was providing appropriate structural support for the impressive structure given the current load constraints. The entry feature resembles a clad box with a void carved out for the front desk and elevator lobby entrance. The void created the challenge because the piece had to be supported by the structure above where the fins did not extend to the floor. Since the floor slab was almost at capacity, any significant loads would have to be supported elsewhere. Our team devised a solution - existing columns and beams could take gravity loads, while the slab holds only attachments for lateral forces.

Walter P Moore drove the design engineering and detailing of the feature wall and was also responsible for establishing a list of suitable fabricators who could successfully build the feature wall. The goals of the lobby refresh were achieved thanks to the innovation and careful detailing of Walter P Moore’s enclosure engineering team.