Herzog & de Meuron’s Jenga-like skyscraper at 56 Leonard Street officially has its first famous resident: according to city records, sculptor Anish Kapoor purchased a four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom apartment on the tower’s 47th floor. (h/t New York Post)
The apartment was originally listed for $15 million, but Kapoor snagged it for a discount, with a closing price of $13.5 million. According to the listing, it has north, south, and west exposures, with 12-foot ceilings and three private balconies.
The sale is also a bit of a homecoming for Kapoor: the sculptor, who’s perhaps best known for designing the Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago’s Millennium Park, will have another creation—the name of which is TBD—located in the base of the building. Though renderings are all we have to go on for the design of the piece, if those are accurate, the piece’s sinuous design will be in stark contrast to the boxy exterior of Herzog & de Meuron’s tower.
- Listing: 56 Leonard #47 West [StreetEasy]
- Famed sculptor buys $13.5 million Tribeca apartment [NYP]