South Ferry Plaza

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South Ferry Plaza
South Ferry Plaza.jpg
The South Ferry Plaza Building Model.
General information
Status Never built[1]
Type Office[2]
Location Lower Manhattan
New York City
Coordinates 40°42′3.22″N 74°0′47.01″W / 40.7008944°N 74.0130583°W / 40.7008944; -74.0130583Coordinates: 40°42′3.22″N 74°0′47.01″W / 40.7008944°N 74.0130583°W / 40.7008944; -74.0130583
Construction started Never
Estimated completion Never
Roof 1,084 feet (330 m)[1]
Technical details
Floor count 60[2]
Floor area 1,500,000 sq ft (139,000 m2)[2]
Design and construction
Architect Fox & Fowle Architects
Leslie E. Robertson Associates[2]
Developer Frank Williams[2]

The South Ferry Plaza, also called A Lighthouse At The Tip Of The Island,[2] was a supertall skyscraper proposed in 1987[3][4] to rise right next to the East River on Manhattan Island in New York City.[1] The building would have sat on top of the South Ferry terminal and tower 1,084 ft (330 m) above street level, with 60 stories of office space.[2] It was designed by architect Fox & Fowle Architects and Leslie E. Robertson Associates.[1] The architects designed the building for office use and the skyscraper incorporated recycled marble and steel with glass in its structure. The architectural plan had a glass dome that was supposed to be lit at night, which also contained an observation deck and three restaurants located inside the dome.[2] In addition, the project called for the renovation of the South Ferry Terminal, including the train station so it can accommodate 100,000 people. The project would have doubled the size of Battery Park if it had proceeded, since the building included a plaza that was planned to tie in with Battery Park via a new promenade at the tip of Manhattan.[2] However, the project was cancelled due to financial reasons.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "South Ferry Plaza". Retrieved 2007-09-26.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "South Ferry Plaza" (PDF). Frank Williams & Partners Architects. 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-15.
  3. ^ "Waterfront Development; City Efforts Trapped in Multiple Reviews". The New York Times. 1987. Retrieved 2012-06-18.
  4. ^ "South Ferry Plaza". Retrieved 2012-06-18.