10 Inner Harbor facts for kids
10 Inner Harbor is a cancelled skyscraper project in downtown Baltimore at a site overlooking the Inner Harbor at the corner of Light Street and West Conway Street. The site is currently the site of 414 Light Street (Baltimore), a luxury apartment building with ground-floor retail; prior to that, it was a McCormick & Co. spice lot.
The project, expected to cost between $200 and $300 million, would have featured between 150 and 200 luxury condominiums, a 225-room hotel, restaurants, shopping, and office space, with about 1600 parking spaces. The site is adjacent to Camden Yards, the Baltimore Convention Center and Harborplace. With a planned height of 715 feet (218 m) and 59 floors, it would have been the tallest building in Baltimore, the tallest in the state of Maryland, and the tallest between Philadelphia and Charlotte, North Carolina, usurping these titles from the nearby 40-story Legg Mason building built in 1973. The 1,500,000-square-foot (140,000 m2) project was developed by Arc Wheeler and designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects.
The proposed site was scheduled to be sold at foreclosure auction in early November 2010. ARC Wheeler's subsidiary, Spice Lot Business Trust, recently defaulted on a $23 million loan made in 2006 to purchase the site and construct the building.
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