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56 Leonard Street is an 821 feet (250 m) tall, 57-story skyscraper currently under construction on Leonard Street in Tribeca, New York City, United States. Herzog & de Meuron describes the building as "houses stacked in the sky." When completed, it will be the tallest structure in Tribeca.
The building has 145 condominium residences priced between US$3.5 million and US$50 million. Residences will range in size from 1,418 to 6,400 square feet (131.7 to 594.6 m2) and will include 2 to 5 bedrooms all with private outdoor space.
As of May 2013, 70% of the building had sold. According to building developer Izak Senbahar, the building was 92% sold in seven months. In June 2013, a penthouse at 56 Leonard went into contract for US$47 million, making it the most expensive residential property ever sold below Midtown Manhattan.
The building is expected to be completed in 2016. Due to its cantilevered balconies it has been nicknamed as the Jenga building by the media.
56 Leonard Street Wikipedia
Alexico Group’s Izak Senbahar purchased the land and the air rights in 2007 from the New York Law School for US$150 million. Construction began that same year. Foundation work on this tower began in 2008, but was shut down before the end of the year when the project was put on hold. After nearly four years, construction finally resumed in October 2012.
In 2013, the developers secured a US$350 million loan from a syndicate led by Bank of America.
56 Leonard is designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron. Anish Kapoor, known for the public sculpture Cloud Gate in Chicago, designed a similar sculpture tol sit at the base of the building. Herzog & de Meuron also designed the building’s interiors, which include custom designed kitchens, fixtures, bathrooms, and fireplaces. Goldstein, Hill & West Architects LLP is responsible for documenting and overseeing the construction of the design.
There will be 17,000 square feet (1,600 m2) of amenity spaces on the 9th and 10th floors, including a 75-foot pool, a 25-seat screening room, a private dining room, and a children’s playroom. The building will have seven elevators; owners will share a hallway with at most one other apartment. The developers also figured a generator on the ninth floor into the plans.
There will be eight full-floor apartments at the top, ranging from 5,200 to 6,400 square feet (480 to 590 m2), with 14-to-19-foot-high (4.3 to 5.8 m) ceilings. In addition, the building will feature a double-height lobby sheathed in "gleaming" black granite.