|LOCATION:||New York, New York, USA|
56 Leonard is an iconic landmark located in the Tribeca area of New York. This residential building consists of 145 luxury condominiums. It is an 821 feet tall, 57-story skyscraper often described as ‘houses stacked in the sky’. It is the tallest structure in Tribeca in Manhattan, New York City.
Each floor in this building is designed to give the impression of being a singular, virtually independent structure. As every floor in this tower designed differently, and rotated from the floors above and below, the design made it a challenging detailing project. Its scheme of stacked and shifting volumes meant that no two consecutive floors are the same. Because the columns don’t align from level to level, the building was designed with concept of ‘walking columns’. The building has complex one- or two-story structural walls that transfer loads between floors.
This project received the following awards: