by Brianna Crandall — November 13, 2015—Part of an initiative that began in New York and is catching on around the country, New Jersey-based Mack-Cali Realty Corporation recently announced that Harborside Plaza 5, a class A office tower on the Jersey City Waterfront, earned Platinum-level Wired Certification for top-notch Internet connectivity from WiredScore.
The criteria used to award the property with this honor include achieving exceptional ratings for choice, redundancy, resilience, flexibility, and infrastructure. Harborside Plaza 5 joins two other Mack-Cali properties in Jersey City — Harborside Plaza 2 and 101 Hudson Street — with this distinction.
Christopher DeLorenzo, executive vice president of leasing, Mack-Cali, commented:
In today’s business environment, tenants, especially in the TAMI (Technology, Advertising, Media, and Information) sector, need to know that they will have access to the best Internet providers who offer the fastest connection speeds. This distinction validates our commitment to providing state-of-the-art technology that meets the needs of a changing tenant base and provides protection against outages and business disruption.
WiredScore’s Wired Certification is an official set of standards developed and approved by a New York City-appointed advisory board that is now used to assess commercial buildings around the country.
Platinum-level Wired Certification guarantees the maximum level of choice of Internet service providers, the quality and speed of connections, and access to provider cabling in the building. The final factor measured was the building’s readiness to accept new technologies.
Harborside Plaza 5 is part of Mack-Cali’s signature Jersey City Waterfront complex that comprises office, multi-family residential, restaurants, and retail space. The 977,225-square-foot property boasts “unparalleled” Manhattan skyline views coupled with convenient access to regional transportation options, including the PATH train, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, and ferry service.
As part of Mack-Cali’s three-year strategic plan, the entire Harborside complex will undergo a $25 million repositioning, adding new retail, fitness centers, and food concepts, including restaurants and bars. The reimagined Harborside will also include incubator and communal workspace, and capitalize on its state-of-the-art technology infrastructure.