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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3 View Post
    Well it's too late and there is nothing they can do about it. This will be taller than Woolworth and probably Chase Manhattan Bank.
    But this development will add so much congestion to the neighborhood and put further strain on already overburdened neighborhood infrastructure....wouldn't you all prefer a squat, contextual 20 story building?!?

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    Default Progress Report 9/23/07



    Peeking inside a la Lofter...


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    CURBED reports (with a tip to WNY) ...

    Exclusive: Herzog and de Meuron Go 57 Stories in Tribeca

    Tuesday, October 9, 2007,
    by Joey



    The celebrated Swiss architecture firm Herzog and de Meuron made a huge
    splash in New York with Ian Schrager's Noho Coke bottle at 40 Bond, but for
    their second act, Curbed has learned that those wily Europeans have planned
    something much, much bigger. Developer Izak Senbahar's Alexico company
    planned on building a Costas Kondylis-designed 58-story, 140-unit tower at
    56 Leonard Street, on land bought from the New York Law School. NYLS is
    using the money to finance a new library building on the same block. But
    according to the DOB website, the Kondylis plan was disapproved in June,
    and that's where Herzog and de Meuron come in.

    The 56 Leonard Street/Law Library stories have been hot topics on the Wired New York
    boards, and one user pointed out that the LowerManhattan.info site says
    that a 57-story tower is currently under construction at 56 Leonard. In
    comes a Curbed source with firsthand information of the project, who
    confirms the height, while adding that the building will be around 410,000
    square feet. Kondylis' plan called for 480,000sf. Our source says Kondylis is
    off the project, and the new architects are, drumroll, Herzog and de Meuron.

    So what are they up to? Oh, just a skyscraper made up of stacked glass
    cubes. There will be only two units per floor, and Corcoran Sunshine will
    market the project. Louise Sunshine, who put the Sunshine in Corcoran
    Sunshine, now works as the development director for Alexico, so there's the
    connection. Alexico is also developing the Remy in Chelsea, which also
    happens to be made of stacked glass cubes in a design by—wouldn't you
    know it—Costas Kondylis. But our source has seen the model for 56 Leonard
    Street, and it bares only "a very small likeness" to the Remy, and "looks
    nothing like" Santiago Calatrava's glass boxes at 80 South Street. Oh, did we
    mention this tower is going up completely as-of-right? Brace yourself,
    Tribeca, because the Swiss are coming.

    · 56 Leonard Street [LowerManhattan.info]

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    Good news. I bet the ceiling heights will be higher than the cookie-cutter Kondylis apartments. Maybe it will be even taller.












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    It will certainly redirect the eye on the skyline.

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    I don't think the official height has been revealed for this building to date, however on emporis the have it newly listed as being 243 meters tall (796 ft.).

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    Wow!

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    Does Heroz & DeMuron have a website? I couldn't find one.

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    they dont have one for some annoying reason.

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    That's odd. Thanks, mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by londonlawyer View Post

    Does Heroz & DeMuron have a website? I couldn't find one.
    Not a website for Herzog & de Meuron that I could find, but some good links to their work at archINFORM

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    Gracias, amigo.

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    A huge crew was pouring concrete on this site today -- a slab in the small(ish) plot that fronts onto Worth Street.

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    A lot of work has been happening here lately. I hope this is an amazing tower.

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    So permits have been issued and approved already?

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