56 Leonard was a classic real estate success long before its final penthouse was completed. This Herzog and de Meuron masterpiece changed Tribeca's skyline and the world's view of Lower Manhattan. This building, also known as New York City's Jenga building, stands on land bought from New York Law School in 2007 at the intersection of Church and Leonard. It was completed to the accolade from Engineering News-Record naming it "the best of the best" residential project for 2017.
The Pritzker Award-winning Swiss designers wanted to contrast Tribeca's rich cultural history and cobbled streets with an amazing 60-stories of cantilevered concrete and glass. The building's unique design has given 56 Leonard its skyline-defining silhouette when owners, residents, and passers-by look up. This spatial innovation then merges indefinably with Anish Kappoor's intriguing and specially-commissioned sculpture resting at the side of the lobby entrance.