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Grant USA Tower

Block of Broad, Lafayette, Edison, and Mulberry Streets
Newark NJ United States

Status:cancelled
Construction Dates
  Intended completion date1986
Floor Count121
Building Uses
 - office
 - hotel
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - atrium

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire1870 ftLeslie E. Robertson & Associates (LERA)
Roof1749 ft

Description
A striking gold and green glass tower was proposed by now-bankrupt developer Harry Grant during the 1980's and was to be not only the tallest building in the world, but the tallest structure as well. The plans for this mixed-use tower included condominium and office space in the first 100 floors and a 21-storey 500-room hotel above that. A 21-story atrium with a huge "USA" marquee would have pushed the total height to 570m.

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