56 Leonard Street is a 796ft (243m) tall skyscraper under construction (on hold) in New York City, New York. It is designed by the Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron and will be located on Leonard Street (Manhattan) in Tribeca and have 58 floors. The building is described by the architects as “houses stacked in the sky.” In January 2009, skyscraperpage.com has noted that construction of the building has been suspended, due to financial problems.
Situated in posh Tribeca, the tower cuts an odd silhouette with its jagged edges and apartments that seem to jut out at all angles. Don’t you feel like you could just poke your finger against one and knock it through? As another artsy touch, it’s seemingly supported by a silver blob-of-a-sculpture tucked under one of its corners.
The tower will stand 56 stories tall, house 145 residential units featuring apartments and luxury penthouses (ranging from a whopping $3.5 million to whoppier $33 million), and construction should be complete in 2010.
The tower will house 145 luxury residences, each with its own unique floor plan and private outdoor space. The typical floors are shifted at the base and top of the tower to create large terraces for the higher-priced costing units. Balconies are used for the floors in between, blending indoors and outdoors seamlessly together.
The building’s defining corner will be the site of a specially commissioned sculpture by Anish Kapoor. Homes in the building will range from 1,430 square feet to 6,380 square feet, ranging from $3.5 million to $33 million.