Avenue Collection

Client Lennar Urban
Location Weehawken, NJ
Project Type Residential
Status Completed in 2016

The Avenue Collection is a series of condo buildings nestled below the Palisades with amazing views of New York City.

The Avenue Collection is a series of buildings located at the base of the Palisades, directly across the Hudson River from Midtown Manhattan. The neighborhood, called Port Imperial, is comprised of approximately 2.5 miles of waterfront residential and commercial development on the Hudson River, spanning the townships of Weehawken and West New York. The master plan consists of 2.8 million gross square feet of development and includes over 1,500 residential condominium units, 45,000 square feet of ground level retail and 1,600 parking spaces. Each self contained building has individual amenity programs, a pool with landscape roof deck, outdoor lounge, gym and business center. The larger development sites will have special amenities program of spa, yoga studios, media center and kid's rooms. 

Handel Architects' first two buildings, 1000 Avenue and 1200 Avenue provide 74 condo units and 103 condo units respectively. 1200 Avenue is defined by a rhythm of balconies that are connected in a shifting progression of right angles set against floor-to-ceiling glass. This abstract pattern creates double height spaces in the balconies, and gives the feeling of unobstructed openness to the sky and river, while also allowing natural light to penetrate deeper into the interior of the units. The horizontal emphasis and shifting progression of these elements along the façade draws the eye out toward the Hudson River while the unobstructed glass wall takes advantage of the river and city views.


Design Architect Architect of Record


Bruce Damonte