56 Leonard Street

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56 Leonard Street
56 Leonard St New York 28-02-2016 11-28-31.JPG
Construction of 56 Leonard Street as of February 2016.
56 Leonard Street is located in Lower Manhattan
56 Leonard Street
56 Leonard Street is located in Manhattan
56 Leonard Street
56 Leonard Street is located in New York City
56 Leonard Street
56 Leonard Street is located in New York
56 Leonard Street
56 Leonard Street is located in the US
56 Leonard Street
Location within Lower Manhattan
General information
Status Topped-out
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)
Top floor 796 ft (243 m)
Technical details
Floor count 57
Floor area 500,005 ft² (46,452 m²)
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, 57-story[1] skyscraper on Leonard Street in Tribeca, New York City, United States. Herzog & de Meuron describes the building as "houses stacked in the sky."[2] It is the tallest structure in Tribeca.[3]

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.[4] According to building developer Izak Senbahar, the building was 92% sold in seven months.[5] 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.[3]

The building was completed in 2016.[4] Due to its cantilevered balconies it has been nicknamed the Jenga building by the media.[4][5][6][7][8][9]


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.[4] 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.[10]

In 2013, the developers secured a US$350 million loan from a syndicate led by Bank of America.[4][11]

Architecture and design[edit]

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 to sit at the base of the building.[12] Herzog & de Meuron also designed the building’s interiors, which include custom designed kitchens, fixtures, bathrooms, and fireplaces.[12] Goldstein, Hill & West Architects LLP is responsible for documenting and overseeing the construction of the design.[13]

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.[12]

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.[12] In addition, the building will feature a double-height lobby sheathed in "gleaming" black granite.[14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "56 Leonard Street". CTBUH Skyscraper Database. 
  2. ^ "Stacked houses in the sky". WSP Group. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  3. ^ a b Barbanel, Josh (June 26, 2013). "Condo's Price Is Straight Up". The Wall Street Journal. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Jason Sheftell (May 9, 2013). "Jenga-like 60-story skyscraper would be Tribeca's tallest". New York Daily News. 
  5. ^ a b Creswell, Julie (November 3, 2013). "Stratospheric Views, and Prices". The New York Times. 
  6. ^ Cooper Vivares, Heather (July 24, 2015). "Construction Update: Tribeca's Jenga Tower 56 Leonard Tops Out". 6sqft. Retrieved 2016-02-16. 
  7. ^ Sheftell, Jason (May 10, 2013). "Tribeca's new tallest 60-story tower rising like Jenga game". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2016-02-16. 
  8. ^ Smith, Stephen Jacob (February 20, 2013). "Jenga! Penthouse at 56 Leonard Hits the Market For $24 M.". Observer. Retrieved 2016-02-16. 
  9. ^ "Herzog & de Meuron's Jenga-like 56 Leonard skyscraper photographed by Hufton + Crow" Dezeen. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  10. ^ 56 Leonard Street at Emporis
  11. ^ REW Staff (January 16, 2013). "Construction starts on 56 Leonard Street". Real Estate Weekly. 
  12. ^ a b c d Alexei Barrionuevo (March 14, 2013). "A Few Signs of Spring Downtown". The New York Times. 
  13. ^ "Market Focus - Multifamily Housing" (PDF). archrecord.construction.com. Architectural Record. July 2013. 
  14. ^ "56 Leonard Street". CityRealty. 

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