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56 Leonard Street by Herzog & De Meuron, Manhattan, New York City

Rendering of upper floors of 56 Leonard Street by Herzog & De Meuron and the New York City in the background
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56 Leonard Street is one of the skyscrapers planned to go up in New York before financial crash happened a few years back. Now that New York is out of it, construction is booming and it's time to resume stalled projects.


56 Leonard is designed by Herzog & De Meuron Architects and is one of the better projects going up lately.   It's located between Church Street and West Broadway, in the Tribeca Historic District of Manhattan. Construction started in 2008. but didn't went far. Foundations were done before financial crash happened and left hole in the ground. The tower is planned to be 253m (830ft) tall with 57 floors.

"The project is conceived as a stack of individual houses, where each house is unique and identifiable within the overall stack. A careful investigation of local construction methods revealed the possibility of shifting and varying floor-slabs to create corners, cantilevers and balconies – all welcome strategies for providing individual and different conditions in each apartment. At the base of the tower, the stack reacts to the scale and specific local conditions on the street, while the top staggers and undulates to merge with the sky. In-between, the staggering and variation in the middle-levels is more controlled and subtle, like in a column shaft."
          -Herzog & De Meuron

Now when financial situation in the city is better, we heard 56 Leonard could go back under construction soon. Stay tuned for more information, we will keep an eye on it.

Construction on 56 Leonard Street resuming!

First construction update in 2013.

Rendering of 56 Leonard Street by Herzog & De Meuron at night and the New York City in the background
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Rendering of interior room with high ceilings at 56 Leonard Street by Herzog & De Meuron, New York
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Illustration of one of the upper floors at 56 Leonard Street by Herzog & De Meuron without windows
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Rendering of 56 Leonard Street by Herzog & De Meuron and interior pool room
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Illustration of one of the apartment in 56 Leonard Street by Herzog & De Meuron
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Rendering of 56 Leonard Street by Herzog & De Meuron at street level with traffic and pedestrians
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Rendering of proposed 56 Leonard Street by Herzog & De Meuron with world trade center buildings in the background
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Rendering of 56 Leonard Street by Herzog & De Meuron as seen from the street along with the traffic and pedestrians
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Rendering of upper floors of 56 Leonard Street by Herzog & De Meuron with New York City in the bacground
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Rendering of 56 Leonard Street by Herzog & De Meuron apartment with high ceilings and incredible views
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56 Leonard Street by Herzog & De Meuron in the skyline of new york city
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56 Leonard Street by Herzog & De Meuron and New York city in the background
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Rendering of 56 Leonard Street by Herzog & De Meuron at night and New York City in the background
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