About 80 South Street
80 South Street was a residential skyscraper proposed for construction in New York City. The building was planned for construction in Lower Manhattan, and designed by renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. However, the project was canceled on April 16, 2008 in the wake of a declining real estate market. The design of the building consisted of 12 four-storey cubes stacked on top of one another, cantilevered off a central concrete column standing above an 8-storey base. The lowest two cubes, as well as the entire base, would hold offices. The upper 10 cubes were planned to serve as individual residences. Each private cube would consist of about 10,336 square feet (960 m) of area, as well as an outdoor garden. The residences each had a cost of up to $US30 million, making them some of the most expensive condominiums in New York City. The building had a planned roof height of 826 feet (251.8 m), and the central core was planned to extend as a spire to 1,123 feet (342.3 m). The tower was originally conceived as the 3rd-tallest building in New York City (after the Empire State Building and the Bank of America Tower).