Once upon a time, 80 South Street was supposed to be a Calatrava-designed residential tower rising roughly 1,000 feet tall. Though the original project has been cancelled, new renderings have recently surfaced.
The drawings/renderings from Morali Architects show another soaring tower, roughly 850 feet in height. The new design is certainly more cohesive than the original proposal by Calatrava, which was lofty to say the least.
Morali’s project is certainly better than most new buildings rising Downtown, as the irregularities between the building’s sections are visually appealing, and break up the monotony of what would otherwise be a glass box. There’s a minor tumor on top of the building, but real renderings are needed before the project can truly be judged.
Whether the Morali design comes to fruition or not remains to be seen, but it’s certain that something will eventually rise at 80 South Street. No building permits have been filed yet, so if the Morali proposal does rise, it won’t be for quite some time.