'Vegetative tower' apartments to revive NYC site

Site of defunct Santiago Calatrava project gets new life

February 13, 2013 |
A new design for 80 South Street in New York City includes multiple vegetative r

A Manhattan site formerly slated for development with a "tower of cubes"—a now-defunct project by Santiago Calatrava—will be revived with a 998-foot, 300,000-sf apartment building by Morali Architects. Developer Cord Meyer selected Anthony Morali's design for 80 South Street, which will include a hotel at the base and a series of integrated garden spaces. Vegetative roofs will punctuate the building at 10-story intervals, supporting gardens that will include vegetables and herbs for a shared kitchen.

The design has not yet been approved by the city Department of Buildings.


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