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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 date 1986 Floor Count 121 Building Uses - office - hotel Structural Types - highrise - atrium
Heights Value Source / Comments Spire 1870 ft Leslie E. Robertson & Associates (LERA) Roof 1749 ft
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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