56 Leonard Street
|56 Leonard Street|
Construction of 56 Leonard Street as of April 2014.
|Location||Manhattan, New York City, United States|
|Roof||821 ft (250 m)|
|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 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." 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 top out in 2014 and be completed in 2016.
Architecture and design
Herzog & de Meuron also designed the building’s interiors, which include custom designed kitchens, fixtures, bathrooms, and fireplaces.
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.
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