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The Modern at Fort Lee, Project Sr. Designer, 2009-present

Our team at Elkus Manfredi Architects provided master planning, building design and interior design for the Modern at Fort Lee, a new mixed-use development at the portal of the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, New Jersey. The project's two glass towers containing 900 luxury apartments rise from a podium above the Palisades cliffs and the Hudson River to make an iconic statement clearly identifiable from Manhattan and the west. When completed, the ground level will contain retail and restaurants, a community based theater and museum space all anchored by a new 1.75 acre public park.

The Modern will become a major landmark for Fort Lee and a catalyst for significant future growth in the surrounding area. The north tower construction is nearing completion and is scheduled to open in November. Tower two is currently in the construction document phase.


Women in the Design World: Work in Progress, an exhibition presented by the Sam Fos School of Design and Visual arts in conjunction with the Women in Architecture Symposium 2014.

Beth A. Niemi, B.A. Architecture, 1982