56 Leonard Street

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56 Leonard Street
56leonard april14.jpg
Construction of 56 Leonard Street as of April 2014.
General information
Status Under construction
Type Condominium
Architectural style High-Tech
Location Manhattan, New York City, United States
Coordinates 40°43′04″N 74°00′23″W / 40.71767°N 74.00637°W / 40.71767; -74.00637Coordinates: 40°43′04″N 74°00′23″W / 40.71767°N 74.00637°W / 40.71767; -74.00637
Construction started Mid-2007
Opening 2016
Roof 821 ft (250 m)
Technical details
Floor count 60[1]
Design and construction
Architect Herzog & de Meuron
Goldstein, Hill & West Architects
Developer Alexico Group and Hines
Structural engineer WSP USA

56 Leonard Street is an 821 feet (250 m) tall, 60-story[1] skyscraper currently under construction on Leonard Street in Tribeca, New York City, United States. The Pritzker Prize-winning Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron describes the building as "houses stacked in the sky."[1] When completed, it will be the tallest structure in Tribeca.[2]

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.[3] According to building developer Izak Senbahar, the building was 92% sold in seven months.[4] 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.[2]

The building is expected to top out in 2014 and be completed in 2016.[3]


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.[3]

In 2013, the developers secured a US$350 million loan from a syndicate led by Bank of America.[3][5]

Architecture and design[edit]

56 Leonard is designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron. A sculpture by Anish Kapoor sits at the base of the building.[1]

Goldstein, Hill & West Architects LLP is responsible for documenting and overseeing the construction of the design.[6]

Herzog & de Meuron also designed the building’s interiors, which include custom designed kitchens, fixtures, bathrooms, and fireplaces.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1] In addition, the building will feature a double-height lobby sheathed in "gleaming" black granite.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Alexei Barrionuevo (March 14, 2013). "A Few Signs of Spring Downtown". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ a b Barbanel, Josh (June 26, 2013). "Condo's Price Is Straight Up". The Wall Street Journal. 
  3. ^ a b c d Jason Sheftell (May 9, 2013). "Jenga-like 60-story skyscraper would be Tribeca's tallest". New York Daily News. 
  4. ^ Creswell, Julie (November 3, 2013). "Stratospheric Views, and Prices". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ REW Staff (January 16, 2013). "Construction starts on 56 Leonard Street". Real Estate Weekly. 
  6. ^ https://archrecord.construction.com/News/analytics/2013/1307-Market-Focus-Multifamily-Housing.pdf
  7. ^ "56 Leonard Street". CityRealty. 

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