Earlier today, we mentioned the Sun's report that Herzog & de Meuron's hush-hush condo tower at 56 Leonard Street in Tribeca will be "a stacked, cube structure that will house several penthouses." That immediately brought to mind Santiago Calatrava's dearly departed design at 80 South Street, but now our educated guess is that the building will be even more askew than 80 SS. What are we basing that on? The teaser website for the 57-story condo development, which just went live with a crazy vertical scrolling motif. Does the shape of the text column mimic the building design? PERHAPS. There are also some new details, such as the opening of the sales office in September, when the design will most likely be revealed. Also, the site mentions 14' window walls, a 75-foot infinity edge pool and a "Tribeca tot room," which means...tiny furniture sculpted out of overpriced sushi and DVD copies of Analyze This?
· 56 Leonard [56leonardtribeca.com]
· Curbed's 56 Leonard Street coverage [Curbed]