NEW YORK | 56 Leonard St | 821 FT | 57 FLOORS


I’ll call this a NYC icon. In every picture that I see it in, people have to know what building it is. It really is spectacular (imagine if it were 1400 ft).

Also, this instagram page is one of my absolute favorites: she really captures the spirit of the city. Highly recommended to follow.




I wonder how they combat thermal bridging with 56 Leonard.


A classic.


How long until the bean?


I hope soon. I do love how NYC’s version gets wedged beneath a building. Very appropriate for the city.


Latest I heard about the bean is late summer or early fall. But who knows?! Everything else I’ve heard has turned out wrong.





Tell me that small model is available to the public


I want one too!


Unfortunately, only 300 of these interactive models of 56 Leonard were produced and they were not made available for sale to the public. The models ended up in various hands and some have turned up for sale online including on eBay. One of the model’s unique features is that it can be taken apart and reassembled.




Did the bean come yet? Let me guess, no. :disappointed_relieved:


No. No idea when though the latest I got some time ago was this year or early next.


Early morning view of 56 Leonard.