step inside herzog & de meuron's 56 leonard 'jenga tower' in new york
 

step inside herzog & de meuron's 56 leonard 'jenga tower' in new york

swiss firm herzog & de meuron has revealed the first interior photographs of ’56 leonard’, the 60-story skyscraper sited in new york’s tribeca neighborhood. the tower — which began opening to residents last year — has been nicknamed the ‘jenga building’, a moniker derived from its cantilevered balconies. as part of the development, artist anish kapoor has designed a two-story sculpture that will be sited outside the building’s lobby at ground level.

all images by alexander severin

 

 

as well as 56 leonard’s distinctive exterior, herzog & de meuron has also designed the building’s interiors — including the 17,000 square foot private amenity space. connecting the tower’s ninth and tenth floors, a sculptural concrete staircase joins the scheme’s two levels of amenities. facilities for residents include a 75 foot pool with adjoining outdoor sun deck and hot tub, and a fitness center complete with yoga studio, steam room, and treatment room.

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the 60-story skyscraper is sited in new york’s tribeca neighborhood

 

 

other on-site amenities encompass a library lounge, an indoor/outdoor theater, a private dining salon, a catering kitchen, a conference center, and a children’s play area. rising to a total height of 796 feet (243 meters), the 145-unit tower is topped with 10 penthouses that offer uninterrupted views across the city. each of these residences has wood-burning fireplaces, grand entry galleries, and private elevator access. take a tour inside the building in the new images below.

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17,000 square feet of amenity space is contained within the ninth and tenth floors

herzog de meuron 56 leonard tribeca
a sculptural concrete staircase connects the two levels

herzog de meuron 56 leonard tribeca
a library lounge boasts exposed concrete surfaces

herzog de meuron 56 leonard tribeca
as well as the distinctive exterior, herzog & de meuron also designed the building’s interiors

herzog de meuron 56 leonard tribeca
the fitness center features a yoga studio and treatment room

herzog de meuron 56 leonard tribeca
the 75 foot pool is brightly and naturally illuminated

herzog de meuron 56 leonard tribeca
the pool has an adjoining outdoor sun deck

herzog de meuron 56 leonard tribeca
the sauna is clad with traditional timber

herzog de meuron 56 leonard tribeca
the indoor/outdoor theater

herzog de meuron 56 leonard tribeca
the so called ‘jenga tower’ began opening to residents in 2016

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