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Old September 14th, 2008, 12:11 PM   #1
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NEW YORK | 56 Leonard Street | 250m | 821ft | 57 fl | U/C


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The Swiss architects of the Bird's Nest stadium at the Beijing Olympics are bringing their style to New York City, with a translucent glass skyscraper designed to look like houses stacked in the sky.

Architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron's $650 million, 57-story condominium featuring cantilevered terraces is scheduled to begin going up in mid-October in Lower Manhattan. The design is scheduled to be unveiled Monday.

The architects said each level will be staggered progressively with different-size boxes arranged at varying angles to create unique floor plans for each of the 145 condos. The condos will be offered for $3.5 million to $33 million.

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EW YORK - The Swiss architects of the iconic Bird's Nest stadium at the Beijing Olympics are bringing their innovative style to New York City with a translucent glass skyscraper designed to look like houses stacked in the sky.
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Architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron's $650 million, 57-story condominium featuring dramatic, cantilevered terraces is slated to begin going up in mid-October in lower Manhattan.

It will be their first high-rise commission anywhere in the world. The design is scheduled to be unveiled Monday.

The architects liken their design to "houses stacked in the sky," with each level staggered progressively with different-sized boxes arranged at varying angles to create unique floor plans for each of the 145 apartments.

They said the tower reinvents the classic American skyscraper "as a lacy, pixilated Rubik's Cube." Its concealed framing results in a nearly all-glass structure with cityscape views from virtually every angle.

Herzog said the firm uses "well-known forms and materials in a new way so that they become alive again," just like Andy Warhol "used common pop images to say something new."

The building will feature a massive stainless steel sculpture by Anish Kapoor that will be "playfully squished" into the tower's base as homage to the city's culture, said developer Izak Senbahar of Alexico Group.

It will be the first permanent public artwork in New York City for Kapoor, best known for his enigmatic sculptural forms including "Sky Mirror," a temporary installation at Rockefeller Center, and "Cloud Gate" in Chicago's Millennium Park.

Senbahar said he commissioned Kapoor to create the balloon-shaped form as a permanent site-specific work because "great art and architecture are essential parts of everyday life." The sculpture also articulates the architects' vision of blending the indoors and outdoors.

The building will have an expansive 18-foot-high black granite lobby, a 75-foot pool, outdoor sun deck, library lounge, screening room and fitness center.

The apartments will be offered for $3.5 million to $33 million. The tower is slated to open in 2010.
Herzog & de Meuron is currently redesigning the Tate Modern in London. The twisted silver beams of its $450 million Bird's Nest stadium became one of the most enduring images of the Olympics.




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Old September 14th, 2008, 12:22 PM   #2
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cool. looks like nowadays everybody is building in new york (again) ...
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Old September 14th, 2008, 12:23 PM   #3
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That's MAD!
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Old September 14th, 2008, 12:26 PM   #4
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Ingenious design! That needs to be built.
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Old September 14th, 2008, 12:45 PM   #5
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if they going to call it rubiks cube, at least have some colour in it
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Old September 14th, 2008, 12:59 PM   #6
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Old September 14th, 2008, 01:03 PM   #7
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another wonderful project for NY , can't believe how many projects going on in NYC
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Old September 14th, 2008, 01:06 PM   #8
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Can someone say Jenga?
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Old September 14th, 2008, 04:01 PM   #9
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i think im in love with this building! it looks like the future...
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Old September 14th, 2008, 04:05 PM   #10
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I think the name is 56 Leonard

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Old September 14th, 2008, 04:16 PM   #11
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Looks somewhat like a never built project designed for İstanbul. The acrhitect was Metin Hepguler, designed back in 2003..

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Old September 14th, 2008, 04:35 PM   #12
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Not a fan of wacky projects (didn't like Calatrava's building for NYC), but for some reason, this one seems a little more likeable
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Old September 14th, 2008, 05:23 PM   #13
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Wow.. It's a quite nice design
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Old September 14th, 2008, 05:40 PM   #14
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Another cool project for New York!!!!

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Old September 14th, 2008, 05:49 PM   #15
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Old September 14th, 2008, 07:03 PM   #16
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fabulous. New York is just booming (oh wait, did it ever stop ? )
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Old September 14th, 2008, 07:20 PM   #17
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This tower is already under construction. And it is almost 800 feet or so tall. I will try to get photos of the site.
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fabulous. New York is just booming (oh wait, did it ever stop ? )
I guess you're a bit too young to remember the 70s in new york...
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Old September 14th, 2008, 08:18 PM   #19
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Wow it's so interesting!
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Old September 14th, 2008, 08:18 PM   #20
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That cantilevering looks scary! I am sure it is safe but still it just looks precarious....which is obviously the design...

Looks great though
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