Herzog & de Meuron’s blocky tower at 56 Leonard Street has been open to residents for some time now, allowing real estate gawkers (e.g., us) the privilege of peeking inside the building’s expansive apartments. But its amenities, also designed by the Swiss architects, have remained off limits—until now, that is.
Dezeen has the scoop on what the 17,000-square-foot amenity space entails, and there are the usual perks found in high-end condos: a children’s playroom, a fitness center with a yoga studio, a private dining room, and the like.
But because this is an architect-designed space, there are also some more unusual elements—for one, a sculptural spiral staircase (made of raw concrete, a dominant material throughout the dual-level area) that connects the ninth and tenth floors, and adds a more industrial feel than we typically see in these sorts of spaces.
There’s also a 75-foot pool with an adjacent sun deck that takes advantage of the building’s views; a steam room, kitted out in warm wood and cool steel; and an indoor/outdoor theater that’s lined with plush leather seating. That industrial vibe extends to that room, too—the ceiling is made of dark mesh.
Closings at the tall Tribeca tower began earlier this year, and many of its pricey apartments have already re-appeared as equally pricey rentals—even sculptor Anish Kapoor, who will have a piece at the building’s ground floor level, picked up a unit.