NEW YORK, March 18, 2013 /CNW/ - The most imaginative and
architecturally significant residential tower ever to be introduced to
the Manhattan skyline has entered the New York City market. 56 Leonard
has officially launched sales; further cementing New York City as the
center for real estate innovation and design.
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The critically-acclaimed building, conceived by Pritzker Prize-winning
architects Herzog & de Meuron of Basel, Switzerland, is announced by
co-developers Alexico Group LLC and Hines, in partnership with Dune
Real Estate ParP. Schonefeldtners LP and funds managed by Goldman
According to Kelly Kennedy Mack, President of Corcoran Sunshine
Marketing Group, exclusive sales and marketing firm for the
development, 56 Leonard's initial offering received an overwhelming
response. Since launching sales three weeks ago, the building has
booked over $450 million in sales, and 50% of the residences have
already been sold.
"This iconic tower will be a sculpture in the Manhattan skyline. We are
excited to be able to add this future landmark to the landscape of the
city and create 145 unique residences in Tribeca," said Izak Senbahar,
president of Alexico Group.
World-renowned architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron, creator of such
landmarks as Beijing's "Bird's Nest" stadium and London's Tate Modern
museum, has reset standards for the American residential skyscraper at
56 Leonard. This vertical glass expression with its unique cantilevered
apartments will immerse residents into the cityscape and will offer
panoramic views of Manhattan as far as the Atlantic Ocean. The 60-story
building, standing 830-feet high (253-meters) at Church Street and
Leonard Street in Tribeca's Historic District, will have 145
residences, each with their own unique floor plan and private outdoor
space. The total aggregate outdoor space being provided for all
residences is 45,000-square feet (4,181-square meters.) From the
dramatic lobby with 18-foot (5.9-meter) ceilings and custom-designed
pieces by Herzog & de Meuron, residents board one of six elevators with
bespoke interiors to reach their homes.
In an unprecedented collaboration between artist and architect, the
tower will be integrated at its base with a commissioned work by Turner
Prize winner Anish Kapoor. The relationship between building and
sculpture is so closely cultivated that they appear to form a single
unified object, exemplifying true synergy between art and architecture.
This sculpture by Kapoor will make a lasting contribution to New York's
streetscape and will be his first permanent public work in New York.
56 Leonard will house a private amenity space custom designed by Herzog
& de Meuron. The 17,000-square foot (1,580-square meters) space on the
ninth and tenth floors, include a 75-foot (22.86-meter) infinity pool
with 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; and
Tribeca Tot Room children's play area.
56 Leonard will be the tallest building ever conceived in Tribeca,
rising out of the distinctive neighborhood; home to the finest shops,
internationally acclaimed restaurants, and some of the city's best
schools. The full-service building will have a resident manager,
24-hour concierge and doorman, as well as an indoor garage accessible
from the lobby.
The two- to five-bedroom condominiums at 56 Leonard will range in size
from 1,400-square feet to 6,400-square feet, (130-square meters to
595-square meters,) with every detail custom designed by Herzog & de
Meuron. The homes connect residents to the skyline with cantilevered
balconies, while offering soaring glass window walls that reveal
panoramas of the cityscape, water, bridges and beyond.
The interior details and finishes are unlike anything seen in New York's
residential towers to date. Herzog & de Meuron's custom elements, like
sculptural floor-to-ceiling fireplaces that anchor the great room, add
drama and complement art and furniture. Private balconies and terraces
are entered through grand 11-12-foot glass doors. Striking kitchens,
enhanced by a center island with either the curves of a grand piano or
an elliptical lozenge in black granite, also feature sleek, custom
cabinets that conceal top-of-the-line appliances, and seamlessly merge
cooking and entertaining space into one gracious area. Bathrooms
include custom details by the architect, including pill-shaped
vanities, private shower stalls, and cast six-foot oval soaking tubs.
The building will offer 10 spectacular penthouses, comprised of eight
full-floor homes and two half-floor homes with 14-foot high
(4.27-meter) window walls, breathtaking views and expanses of outdoor
spaces, wood-burning fireplaces and private elevator landings.
Prices range from $3.775M to $32M. The Sales Gallery is located at 75
Leonard Street, between Church and Broadway in Tribeca. For more
information or to schedule a private appointment, please call
212.965.1500 or visit www.56leonardtribeca.com.
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