Not many people can say that they have an Anish Kapoor in their hallway. But the residents of Herzog & de Meuron’s 56 Leonard will – as well as a view to the Atlantic Ocean from the middle of Tribeca. Life’s not fair, right? From the architecture, to the amenities, to the interiors, every detail of 56 Leonard has been designed by the visionary Swiss architecture practice.
The architects worked closely with Kapoor to create an artwork for the 18ft high lobby that will flow seamlessly through the building bridging art and architecture – it will be Kapoor’s first permanent artwork in New York, which will be installed in the second half of 2017.
Tribeca’s tallest building at 60 storeys high, 56 Leonard is now complete
An emphasis has been placed on bespoke features throughout the building and even the elevators have custom designed interiors. Which, if you have the privilege to ride, will take you up to the 145 residences, which have just launched to sale and already almost sold out. Each apartment has a unique floor plan and all feature cantilevering private outdoor spaces. The ten penthouses, eight of which are full floor homes, have private landings and beyond the threshold you’ll find 14ft window walls opening up views across Manhattan and beyond. Inside the apartments, bespoke kitchens with sleek, black granite islands and bathrooms featuring mirrored cabinets with coplanar doors have been custom made by Molteni.
Private amenities on the ninth and tenth floors set across 17,000 sq ft include a 75ft infinity pool with sundeck and hot tub overlooking the Hudson. As well as fitness studio, lounge, theatre, private dining salon, catering kitchen – to name a few of the perks that come with living in 56 Leonard.
At 60 storeys high (Tribeca’s tallest), the glass skyscraper is a top heavy tower of tumbling and irregularly sized cuboids, almost digital in their casual accumulation. If an architectural style could be labeled as ‘post-internet’ then Herzog & de Meuron are certainly riding that pixelated wave with 56 Leonard.