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Today's Featured Building: 56 Leonard Street


Construction on this very tall residential skyscraper began in mid-2007 but met with financial set backs due to the financial melt down of 2009. Work was stalled from 2010 and in 2012, the developer, Alexico Group, re-launched the project with new contractor, Lend Lease U.S. Construction Co. Originally scheduled to open for sales in 2013, that date has been reset to 2014 with full completion of the project slated for 2015.[1]

Nevertheless, 56 Leonard Street, or more simply, 56 Leonard, will be a striking addition to New York City's skyline in the TriBeCa neighborhood of Manhattan, the "Triangle Below Canal" Street. The architects themselves describe this building as "houses stacked in the sky", due to varying offsets of the floor plates which gives the structure a "house of cards" sense rather than a typical rectilinear, standard tower. Upon completion, 56 Leonard will stand out against TriBeCa's normal architecture of post war, brick and limestone clad structures by displaying its outer sculpted surfaces clad with shiny glass, in addition to its sheer height.


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