Sunday, September 14, 2008

The 57-story condo coming to 56 Leonard

From the Daily News on 56 Leonard Street:

The Swiss architects of the iconic Bird's Nest stadium at the Beijing Olympics are bringing their innovative style to New York City with a translucent glass skyscraper designed to look like houses stacked in the sky.

Architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron's $650 million, 57-story condominium featuring dramatic, cantilevered terraces is slated to begin going up in mid-October in the trendy Tribeca district in lower Manhattan.

Curbed has been following the story.

Anyway, this building won't look out of place at all! A fine addition to our city of glass.


Anonymous said...

WTF is that? Looks like a stack of cardboard boxes that the bums use for their shelter. Shit, then again, these transplants are like bums--they're just paying exorbitant money to be one.

Anonymous said...

I think it looks pretty cool, actually.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the architecture behind this seems rather impressive. Not a generic building by any means.