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A Newark Nexus: Gateway 1, 2, and 4

Once a tired and neglected office and retail complex, Gateway has been renovated into an inclusive community hub of business and cultural activity with reimagined public spaces as well as expanded retail and dining options that support Newark’s commercial and economic growth.

The owner of Gateway 1, 2, and 4, Onyx Equities, envisioned a new goal for the 1.6 million-square-foot complex: Embrace the streetscape. This is a stark contrast from the original 1970s design that promoted Gateway’s separation from the city and allowed commuters to travel from Penn Station to work without ever setting foot on the streets of Newark. Today, Gateway is a destination that connects commuters and community members alike.

The new revitalization, which required 160,531 manhours in various construction trades, includes an all-glass street-level atrium across from the most trafficked rail station in the state. Gateway’s transformation plays a role in the immediate area where there is a growing population of 300,000, a daytime workforce population of 200,000, and 58,000 riders who board at Newark Penn Station daily. Some 1,500 to 1,700 full-time employees work at Gateway.

The design is inviting: The atrium, also known as the “jewel box,” offers transparency, welcomes, and leads visitors to Gateway’s Junction, which features local retail and dining options.

Gateway continues to attract prominent tenants including the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, McCarter & English, headquarters for U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez, and WebMD.





Plaza Construction

New York, New York


Dana Nalbantian,
Assoc. AIA


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