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Thread: 56 Leonard Street - 57-story tower - by Herzog & de Meuron

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    boys, boys. lets get back on point.

    here - chew on these open pit shots -- they are from today!!!













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    I need help finding the DOB Permits for the Library section. Lofter?

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    The library address is 40 Leonard St.

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    Thanks a lot.

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    Images from the video

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    That Video is AMAZING!
    (wonder how much it cost to make it- i'm sure a pretty penny)?!

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    Realizing this will be built still comes as a bit of a surprise -- a kind of wonderful, pleasant surprise.

    Abstractly, the irregular ad hoc-looking form implies a future of vertically amalgamated hyperdensity -- a first world high tech version of Shi Pai if you will. (Just look at the way the sculpture is crammed into the composition.)

    H&dM employ a subtle shade of sublime futurism, not necessarily dystopian, but definitely open-source, collaborative, and ad hoc, -- an inspiring social and urban fractal democratically constructed from humanly scaled bits.

    Inspiring!

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    ^ Shi Pai is really interesting. So is Herzog & DeMeuron's project --though less so.

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    I like this building but I don't see it as such a break from the norm. The building is fairly regular until the top of the building and even then its just balconies however irregular, hardly groundbreaking. Massing isn't too inspired.

    Look at MOMA tower and the little we have seen of Libeskind's tower, those are groundbreaking.

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    I'm with Alonzo. 56 Leonard, I'm sure, will be a high-quality, funky building, and I'll look forward to seeing it built. But it's nowhere near as large a departure from the norm as the Tour Verre or Libeskind's masterpiece. Those two are what I'm really, really, REALLY hoping to see.

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    Get out the kleenex ...

    I was walking past the 56 Leonard site today and noticed that the big work gates had been removed and that the foundation pit is now enclosed by a solid fence all around (and the fence has been moved back to the sidewalk and away from the street along Leonard).

    I asked a fellow who was directing some crane work for the still-bustling NYLS Library site next door if he knew what was up. He's heard that 56 Leonard construction had been "shut down."


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    ^ The whole country's shutting down, one new building at a time.




    (Wake me up when it's over.)

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    Yes. Get used to it. Forget about construction financing - businesses can't even roll their short term operating debt. NO ONE is lending. Corporate credit all but stopped when Lehman went bankrupt.

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    It's going be the late 70's till mid 80's and the 1990's all over again.

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