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Design Feature: 56 Leonard Street, Tribeca, NY


Alexico Group LLC, a will construct a path-breaking new residential tower designed by internationally renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron of Basel, Switzerland.

One of the most admired firms internationally, Herzog & de Meuron has received the Pritzker Prize, architecture’s highest honor, as well as resounding worldwide accolades for such landmark buildings as the new Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Olympic Games in China and the Allianz Arena in Munich; the conversion of the Bankside Power Station for Tate Modern in London; the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; and the new de Young Museum in San Francisco.

The first major tower to be realized by its celebrated designers, Alexico’s building will stand in the Tribeca Historic District at the intersection of Leonard and Church Streets, and will be named 56 Leonard Street.

Included in the design will be a monumental work of public sculpture by celebrated London-based artist Anish Kapoor, recipient of the coveted Turner Prize, to be fully integrated into Herzog & de Meuron’s architecture at the ground level. Engaging both the building and the surrounding streetscape, this permanent site-specific work is intended as a gift to the city and a nod to New York’s enduring role as a global cultural capital where great art and architecture are essential parts of everyday life.


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