Herzog & De Meuron is a company from Switzerland that finished the Jenga Tower in New York. This 60 story building called 56 Leonard is one the most interesting building design this city has seen in years. It consists of 145 homes stacked one on another, available for residents from last year.
The tower seamlessly integrated with the rest of culturally rich street. The interior is just as brilliant as the outside of the building. The designer Anish Kapoor gave his best to include unique features to it like the 17,000 square foot private amenity space within the ninth and tenth floors. He also incorporated many quality materials like natural solid woods, travertine, Thassos marble, polished metals and black granite.
Regular rooms are quite spacious (1,027 interior square feet, 130 exterior square feet) and filled with luxury floor plans, wood burning fireplaces, and terraces. There are 10 special penthouses with up to 200 feet of continuous window walls, private open air spaces, grand piano shaped kitchens, cedar-lined closets, grand entry galleries and exercise rooms. The private elevator leads to a 14-foot ceiling featuring a white enameled steel wood-burning fireplace.
As for the rest of amenities, 56 Leonard includes a library lounge with a private terrace and a custom-designed polished stainless steel fireplace, 25-seat theater and private dining room, 5-foot infinity-edge pool along with plenty of spa and fitness options like the gym, steam room, hot tub, treatment room and a sun deck.
Even though for some time now the details of the interior were kept discrete, you can now check out how it looks inside. [via]
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