Hudson County Justice Complex Construction Progress Continues with Steel Topping out and Removal of Temporary Supports

Progress continues to be made on construction of Hudson County’s new Frank J. Guarini Justice Complex in Jersey City, directly across Newark Avenue from the historic William J. Brennan Courthouse.

On September 9, 2022, a ceremony was held to mark the topping out of the steel for the project. The ceremony was attended by dignitaries including Congressman Frank J. Guarini, for whom the complex is named, who signed the final steel beam prior to its installation.

On September 30, 2022, all of the temporary supports for the building’s iconic cantilever truss structures began to be removed with complete removals expected by November 2022. 

On an average day, about 230 trades people are working on the jobsite, involved in all elements of construction.

The project also continues to surpass its ambitious goals for diversity and inclusion among the vendors contracted as part of the construction team. As of October, 2022, over $98 million has been awarded and over $141 million has been committed to award to XBE firms, significantly exceeding the original project goal of $92,850,000.

Significant Project Milestones

  • January 24, 2021: Start of construction
  • March 21, 2022: Concrete towers topped off
  • June 22, 2022: 479-Car parking garage assembled
  • August 1, 2022: Exterior metal framing commenced on Newark Avenue
  • September 9, 2022: Steel topping out
  • October 2024: Anticipated final completion

Project Statistics to Date

  • XBE contracts awarded: $98 million (105% of goal)
  • XBE contracts committed: $141 million (152% of goal)
  • Rock removed: 18,100 cubic yards
  • Soil removed: 44,000 cubic yards
  • Concrete poured: 19,500 cubic yards
  • Steel erected: 5,700 tons out of 6,000 tons
  • Steel trusses welded: 675 out of 675

Additional project information can be found at the project website