Unbuilt: 56 Leonard by H&dM

56 Leonard by H&dM

56 Leonard by H&dM

Bobby and I were talking earlier today about how much we both like 56 Leonard, a high-rise apartment tower designed by Herzog & de Meuron for Tribeca. The skyscraper is an increasingly disorganized mass of luxury apartments that I would never have been able to afford, but would have still enjoyed looking at. The project would have added to the diversity of the manhattan skyline– but  sadly– the recession yanked down this project like it was a wonky stack of Jenga pieces. Luckily, we can still watch the sweet video (by Tronic Studio) from a time when everything was coming together for the project instead of falling apart.

Alex

March 16, 2011