Morali Architects have released new images of their future tower at 80 South Street, and the refined design is actually taller than the original. Rising 998 feet and ~70 stories, the tower is almost the same height as the site’s former Calatrava-designed proposal. 80 South Street will be a mixed-use tower, with a hotel on the lower floors and residential above, and will contain just under 300,000 square feet of space.
Per Morali’s Facebook page, the tower is still in the process of gaining approval from City Planning. The Seaport neighborhood was severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy, and was flooded with several feet of water–some neighborhood buildings are still uninhabitable. New structures in the vicinity are sure to come under extra scrutiny as a result, and designs will have to incorporate features to prevent flood damage from occurring.
80 South Street’s scale is impressive for the neighborhood, as the eastern side of the FiDi is lacking in height. If it’s actually built, 80 South Street will help balance out the presence of the new World Trade Center, which will thoroughly dominate the Downtown skyline.
|80 South Street, image from Morali Architects|