10 Inner Harbor
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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. Currently, this land is a parking lot, and earlier still it was a McCormick & Co. spice lot.
The project was expected to cost between $200 and $300 million, and the building would have featured between 150 to 200 luxury condominiums, a 225-room hotel, restaurants, shopping, and office space. The site is adjacent to Camden Yards, the Baltimore Convention Center, and Harborplace. With a planned height of 715 feet (218 m), enclosing 59 floors, it would have been the tallest building in Baltimore, the tallest building in the state of Maryland, and the tallest building between Philadelphia and Charlotte, North Carolina, usurping all of these titles from the nearby 40-story Legg Mason building built in 1973. The 1,500,000-square-foot (140,000 m2) project was being developed by Arc Wheeler and designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects. The site was also slated to include about 1,600 parking spaces.
The site where ARC Wheeler had planned to build the project is scheduled to be sold at a foreclosure auction in early November 2010. ARC Wheeler's subsidiary, Spice Lot Business Trust, recently defaulted on a $23 million loan borrowed in 2006 to finance the purchase of the site and construct the building.