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Buffalo City Tower
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General information
Status Never built
Type Residential, Hotel, Office
Location South Elmwood Ave. & West Mohawk St., Buffalo, New York, United States
Coordinates 42°53′18″N 78°52′44″W / 42.888374°N 78.87888°W / 42.888374; -78.87888
Cost Est. over $361 million USD
Roof 600 ft (180 m)
Technical details
Floor count 40
Residential: 10 Floors
Hotel: 10 Floors
Office: 20 Floors
Floor area 1.1 million sq. ft.
Residential: 900-2,000 GSF
Office: 500,000 GSF
Design and construction
Architect CannonDesign
Developer BSC Group
Other information
Number of rooms Residential: 80 units
Hotel: 300 rooms

Buffalo City Tower was an approved 40-story, mixed-use, tower aiming to be the tallest in downtown Buffalo. It was to be developed by British property development company BSC Group, headed up by entrepreneur Bashar Issa. Details included: retail focused on the corner of S. Elmwood and Mohawk Street, 20 floors of office space at 24,400 GSF/floor, 10 floors of hotel totaling 300 rooms each at 380–500 square feet (35–46 m2), and 10 floors of 80 condos each at 965–1,500 square feet (89.7–139.4 m2). Parking was to be accommodated in three underground and six above ground levels with a total of between 800 and 1150 spaces depending if stacking is used.

The project was canceled in 2008 due to Issa's financial troubles in Manchester and Buffalo.

Issa eventually sold the downtown Buffalo parcel, located at the corner of West Mohawk Street and South Elmwood Avenue, to local developer Mark Croce who currently operates it as a surface parking lot.

Issa, who floated plans for a 40-story, $361 million mixed-use complex, bought the lot for $1 million in June 2006.

Issa also purchased the Statler Hotel, located across the street, and aimed to invest $100 million in renovating that building to return it to its former glory. The building was placed into involuntary bankruptcy in 2009 and sold at auction to private investors, including Mark Croce.

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