56 Leonard : Changing Downtown New York's Skyline
Contributor: Emily Jaworki
Images Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
56 Leonard, located in Tribeca, is the result of an historic collaboration between some of the world’s most decorated and renowned architects and artists. Conceived by the Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron, the tower will boast panoramic views of both Manhattan and the Atlantic Ocean, and the tallest in Tribeca to date. The 60 story tower will have 145 residences, each with a unique floor plan and private outdoor terrace. The building itself is a cascade of modernist villas, that will hold a unique place in the New York skyline for decades to come.
Floor to ceiling fireplaces, private balconies and terraces, and grand glass doors make each unit inviting, jaw-dropping, and sophisticated. Cooking and entertainment space is masterfully merged into one, optimizing space in order to highlight the magnificent panoramas of the city. Nine floors are dedicated penthouses, which offer east-west skyline galleries, spacious cedar-lined closets, wood-burning fireplaces, grand entrance galleries, and exercise rooms. All of this in addition to the unparalleled and uninterrupted views of all that NY has to offer.
The amenity space on the 9th and 10th floors will host a slew of five star amenities, such as 75-foot infinity pool with an adjoining landscaped outdoor sundeck and hot tub overlooking the Hudson River, fitness center with yoga studio, steam room and treatment room, library lounge, indoor/outdoor theater, private dining salon, catering kitchen, conference center, and a children’s play area.