March 2, 2012
By J. Benjamin Alper, P.E., Cawsie Jijina, P.E., SECB and Fortunato Orlando, P.E.
The New Brunswick Gateway Transit Village (NBGTV) is situated adjacent to the commuter rail train station in New Brunswick, NJ. At 300+ feet tall, NBGTV is currently the tallest building in the city. The building consists of 632,000 square feet of mixed used space which includes parking, retail, office and residential uses. The podium structure of the building consists of a precast parking garage, with areas of concrete and metal deck on structural steel framing wrapping around the garage. Rising above the ten story podium is a fourteen story precast plank on structural steel framed residential tower. All of this is supported by deep continuous cast-in-place concrete footings.