Watch the rise of 56 Leonard in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood with EarthCam‘s award-winning time-lapse movie. Developer Alexico Group relied on EarthCam‘s megapixel construction camera to document progress from March 2014 to December 2016 with HD imagery.
The high-rise tower is an important ingredient within the contemporary city. However, towers have come to be defined solely by their height and, as a type, they have become anonymous. Typical residential towers, while successful in aggregating the living unit, often fail to improve upon the living environment. The multiplication of units within simple extruded shapes produces repetitive and anonymous structures with no extra benefits or architectural qualities despite the incredible densities they achieve.
For those who live in these structures, this experience of sameness and repetition can be relatively unpleasant. 56 Leonard Street acts against this anonymity and repetitiveness, emanating from so many towers of the recent past. Its ambition is to achieve, despite its size, a character that is individual and personal, perhaps even intimate.
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