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October 5, 2018
Allied News

One Theater Square Celebrates Grand Opening

By The Harman Group
The project is the first upscale residential high-rise to be built in Newark in almost 60 years

Newark, NJ - The Harman Group (THG), a firm specializing in structural engineering and parking planning and design, is pleased to announce the grand opening of One Theater Square, a $94 million mixed-use residential tower located on a 1.2-acre site across from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, New Jersey. The 22-story, 268,500-square-foot tower is part of a planned development sponsored by NJPAC to develop the parcels surrounding the entertainment venue with residential and commercial properties—redefining the streetscape of downtown Newark.

The Harman Group provided structural engineering and parking planning and design services for the building, developed by a public-private partnership between Dranoff Properties and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. BLT Architects designed the building.

“The Harman Group’s extensive experience designing innovative urban projects enabled us to maximize the residential and retail spaces by using a cast-in-place structural system,” said Janis Vacca, Vice President and Principal at The Harman Group. “One Theater Square serves as a model for future development in Newark and will bring new life to the downtown.”

The curved glass residential tower includes 242 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, a fitness center and lap pool, community rooms, and an outdoor deck. Of the total 242 units, 24 are set aside for affordable housing. One Theater Square also features 15,000 square feet of ground floor retail and an adjacent 111,500-square-foot parking structure to accommodate 281 cars.

One Theater Square offers sweeping views of the New York and Jersey City skylines. In February 2017, the project was honored by New Jersey’s Alliance for Action as a project that will have a transformational impact on New Jersey’s economy, job creation, and quality of life.
About The Harman Group
Founded in 1984, The Harman Group, Inc. provides structural engineering, parking planning and design and construction engineering services. The Harman Group has the unique ability to provide outstanding engineering solutions, using state of the art computational methods, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and other technology, combined with high-level, personal customer service. For more information, please visit


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