56 Leonard, NYC

Glass modules in the sky?

Above: Via the eponymous website, 56 Leonard, (see their lovely type waterfall splash), a projected view of a fascinating project and self-described new “global landmark,” by Anish Kapoor.

One wonders, will such a project still be going ahead after everything that has happened in the global markets? Surely, the building would be accesible only to the recently fallen superclass? An optimistic architectural gesture to be sure, but what does it really say, behind all that glass?




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