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Height: To Tip
250.2 m / 821 ft
Height: Architectural
250.2 m / 821 ft
56 Leonard Street Outline
Floors Above Ground
# of Apartments


Official Name 56 Leonard Street
Structure Type Building
Status Architecturally Topped Out
Country United States
City New York City
Street Address & Map 56 Leonard Street
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Construction Start 2008
Completion 2016
Official Website 56 Leonard

Companies Involved

Developer Gerald D Hines Interests
• (not specified) Herzog & de Meuron Architekten
Structural Engineer
• (not specified) WSP Cantor Seinuk
Other Consultant
• Civil Langan
• Environmental Langan
• Geotechnical Langan
Material Supplier
• Elevator Schindler

About 56 Leonard Street

56 Leonard Street has a Jenga-like design with cantilevering floor slabs. Pritzker Prize-winning Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron describes the building as "houses stacked in the sky" wanting to destroy the common anonymous extrusion of a glass tower. Residences have window walls up to 14 feet and private outdoor spaces to reveal views of the cityscape.

CTBUH Initiatives

Building Movement and Damping Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014 – Event Report

Global News

Construction Progressing on 56 Leonard in New York City
16 Jul 2014 – The latest construction photos of 56 Leonard show…

High-Rise Basement Storage Costs Soar
27 Aug 2013 – While residents will pay between $2,000 and $6,000…


2014 Shanghai International Conference - Closing Plenary - Q & A
18 Sep 2014 – Panel Questions & Answers

Research Papers

The Fifth Façade: Designing Nature into the City
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City

Sustainability and High-Rise Buildings – 56 Leonard Street
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings