New York’s ‘Jenga Building’ Wins ENR-NY Award

56 Leonard, a residential tower that has established itself as one of the most recognizable buildings on the Manhattan skyline, has won the 2017 Engineering News-Record New York (ENR-NY) Best Project award in the residential/hospitality category.

©2015 NICOLA EVANS/WSP

Work on the residential tower included use of a liquid-tuned damper at the top of the building to reduce motion from high winds and maintain comfort for residents.

©2015 NICOLA EVANS/WSP

56 Leonard features a glass façade with cantilevered balconies that rise up 57 stories.

©2016 ALEXANDER SEVERIN ARCHITECTS

Since its completion in 2016, 56 Leonard has taken its place as one of the most distinct skyscrapers on the Manhattan skyline.

Hezi Mena