Vertical progress is accelerating at the Herzog & de Meuron-designed 56 Leonard, which is now climbing well past the complicated lower levels; with the concrete contractor swap completed — and a new crane on-site — the increase in upwards velocity is hardly surprising. The tower has passed neighboring structures in height, and is now the most prominent building in the local vicinity; the only remaining ‘competitor’ to be surpassed is the 551-foot tall 33 Thomas Street, located two blocks to the south.
The superstructure is approaching the skyscraper’s twentieth floor, and 56 Leonard will eventually stand 56 floors and 821 feet. Developed by Alexico Group and Hines, the building is already nearly sold-out, with the final penthouse recently coming online for $18.75 million.
Completion of 56 Leonard is expected in 2016.
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