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56 Leonard Street

Construction begins on Herzog & De Meuron’s 56 Leonard Street in New York.The Switzerland-based architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron breaks down the old image of the high-rise as a sleek, hermetically sealed urban object to propose instead a thoughtful and daring new alternative – the iconic American skyscraper re-envisioned as a pixelated vertical layering of individually sculpted, graceful private residences opening to the atmosphere.
56 Leonard Street will be a 57-story residential condominium building in the Tribeca Historic District of downtown Manhattan, where it will rise above cobbled streets and historic 19th century neighbors. The tower will house 145 residences, each with its own unique floor plan and private outdoor space, in a veritable cascade of individual homes that the architects describe as ‘houses stacked in the sky,’ blending indoors and outdoors seamlessly together.

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