Herzog de Meuron's Jenga-like 56 Leonard skyscraper photographed by Hufton + Crow

56 Leonard Street by Herzog & de Meuron

The stacked-blocked form of Herzog & de Meuron's residential tower in Tribeca, New York, is shown in these images by photographers Hufton + Crow.

The Swiss architecture firm's 60-storey skyscraper at 56 Leonard Street towers over the comparatively low-rise neighbourhood.

56 Leonard Street by Herzog & de Meuron

Hufton + Crow's photos present the building as complete from the outside, after Instagram users showed it with external elevator scaffolding in June 2016.

56 Leonard Street by Herzog & de Meuron

The tower comprises a series of cuboid volumes that become increasingly offset from one another towards the top, drawing comparisons with the wooden blocks used in a game of Jenga.

56 Leonard Street by Herzog & de Meuron

Floor-to-ceiling glass walls are sandwiched between concrete floor slabs, which in some places extend out to form balconies.

56 Leonard Street by Herzog & de Meuron

The building houses 145 residences, as well as amenities including an indoor/outdoor theatre, a 75-foot (23-metre) swimming pool, a fitness suite and a conference centre.

56 Leonard Street by Herzog & de Meuron

The tower is topped with 10 penthouses, each with a different layout and featuring up to 200 feet (61 metres) of continuous glazing. At ground level, one corner ...read more

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