56 Leonard, the latest New York skyscraper, stands at 250 m (830 ft) tall with a ratio of 1:10.5.  This 57-storey luxury residential tower sits in Manhattan’s TriBeCa district providing fabulous views across Manhattan, Brookyln and New Jersey. The cantilevered apartments producing ‘stacked houses in the sky’ proves a unique challenge for our structural engineers on the project. 

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With prime outside space on the edges of downtown the horizon opens up to extraordinary views.

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View of the crane from on the top of the building.  Recently topped out this summer, construction in New York is moving at a swift pace.

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From the 56th Floor on 56 Leonard, and it’s a beautiful day!

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“I never came across a structure as unique as 56 Leonard.  It is quite a challenge, for us as engineers to build and design it. The public can see the cantilevers on the lower 7th floor, spanning 20 – 25 ft, they appear to be hanging in the air, but there are a lot of other challenges you can’t see from the street”   Hezi Mena, Senior Vice President, WSP in the USA.

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