About Newport Tower
The Newport Tower (also known as Newport Office Center II and 525 Washington Boulevard) in Newport, Jersey City, New Jersey is the third tallest building in Jersey City. It has 37 floors, it is 531 ft (162 m) tall and is connected to a mall (called the Newport Centre Mall) within the complex. The mall is one of the few enclosed, regional shopping facility in Hudson County. The building was developed by Melvin Simon & Associates in 1990. The Newport Tower is next to the Hudson River and is almost exactly across from the World Financial Center in Manhattan. The Newport Tower is a modern-style building. The tower got a facelift in the summer of 2005; wooden panels have been installed on the lobby walls, and LCD advertisement screens added to the elevators. Effective October 6, 2006 the new owner of the Newport Tower was Brookfield Properties. The building was previously owned by the Trizec Properties. The colonnade in front of the building has been removed in July 2008. New elevator management system, Schindler ID, has been installed in the building in September 2009.