Herzog & de Meuron's Jenga-like skyscraper photographed by Hufton + Crow
56 Leonard by Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron's Jenga-like 56 Leonard skyscraper photographed by Hufton + Crow

The stacked-blocked form of Herzog & de Meuron's residential tower in Tribeca, New York, is shown in these images by photographers Hufton + Crow.

56 Leonard Street by Herzog & de Meuron

The Swiss architecture firm's 60-storey skyscraper at 56 Leonard Street towers over the comparatively low-rise neighbourhood.

56 Leonard Street by Herzog & de Meuron

Hufton + Crow's photos present the building as complete from the outside, after Instagram users showed it with external elevator scaffolding in June 2016.

56 Leonard Street by Herzog & de Meuron

The tower comprises a series of cuboid volumes that become increasingly offset from one another towards the top, drawing comparisons with the wooden blocks used in a game of Jenga.

56 Leonard Street by Herzog & de Meuron

Floor-to-ceiling glass walls are sandwiched between concrete floor slabs, which in some places extend out to form balconies.

56 Leonard Street by Herzog & de Meuron

The building houses 145 residences, as well as amenities including an indoor/outdoor theatre, a 75-foot (23-metre) swimming pool, a fitness suite and a conference centre.

56 Leonard Street by Herzog & de Meuron

The tower is topped with 10 penthouses, each with a different layout and featuring up to 200 feet (61 metres) of continuous glazing. At ground level, one corner is taken up by bulbous mirrored sculpture by artist Anish Kapoor.

56 Leonard Street by Herzog & de Meuron

Construction began back in 2008 and the building finally topped out in 2015, however its official completion is yet to have been announced.

56 Leonard Street by Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron recently finished a couple of eagerly anticipated projects – the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie concert hall and the Tate Modern Switch House in London.

56 Leonard Street by Herzog & de Meuron

Last month the firm secured permission to build a new home for Chelsea Football Club, while in November 2016 it won a competition to extend Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.

56 Leonard Street by Herzog & de Meuron

British duo Hufton + Crow also recently photographed BIG's VIA 57 West skyscraper in Manhattan, capturing the building's distinctive silhouette from across the Hudson at sunrise, as well as Santiago Calatrava's vast ribbed Oculus that soars over the city's World Trade Center Transportation Hub.

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