The work of Pritzker Prize-winning Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron is widely recognized for its transformation of modernism through material expression, meticulous detail, innovative architectural concepts and a long-standing relationship with the visual arts.
For over two decades, Herzog & de Meuron have realized acclaimed projects in Switzerland and abroad, including, most recently, San Francisco’s de Young Museum, the National Stadium, Beijing (“Bird’s Nest”), the Tate Modern, London and the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York.
In an unprecedented collaboration between artist and architect, the tower designed by Herzog & de Meuron is seamlessly integrated at its base with a specially commissioned work by sculptor Anish Kapoor. The relationship between building and sculpture is so closely cultivated that they appear to form a single unified object, exemplifying true synergy between art and architecture. A 1991 winner of the Turner Prize, and recipient of the Unilever Series commission for the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, Kapoor’s work was recently the subject of a major American retrospective at the ICA Boston. Just as with Herzog & de Meuron, Kapoor uses the powers of material and form to viscerally address the viewer. 56 Leonard will be his first permanent public work in New York.
Development partners Izak Senbahar and Simon Elias collectively have over 50 years of experience in the ﬁelds of development, construction, property ownership and management of Manhattan residential real estate. Their portfolio has included some of New York’s most prestigious properties, establishing them as leaders in their ﬁeld with a commitment to design excellence, as evidenced in such acclaimed developments as The Mark by Jacques Grange, 165 Charles Street by Richard Meier, Grand Beekman and 353 Central Park West, among others. The partners are also active on a broader national and international stage, with properties in Washington, D.C., Great Britain and Israel.
Hines is a privately owned real estate firm involved in real estate investment, development and property management worldwide. The firm’s historical and current portfolio of projects that are underway, completed, acquired and managed for third parties includes 1,208 properties, representing more than 488 million square feet of office, residential, mixed-use, industrial, hotel, medical and sports facilities, as well as large, master-planned communities and land developments. With offices in 104 cities in 18 countries, and controlled assets valued at approximately $23.8 billion, Hines is one of the largest real estate organizations in the world. Hines is also a world leader in sustainable real estate strategies, with extensive experience in LEED®, ENERGY STAR®, BREEAM, Haute Qualité Environnementale and DGNB green building rating systems. Visit www.hines.com for more information.
Brand Creative and Design Agency
In just the last few years, Richard Pandiscio has established himself and his team as the preeminent vision in creating imaginative and powerful brands and branding campaigns. Having first gained acclaim for their work with museums and some of the world’s most celebrated artists, Pandiscio Co. has gone on to create highly memorable (and devilishly effective) campaigns for a dozen of the world’s most exceptional properties. Unparalleled in the field, Pandiscio Co. has had their work featured in the New York Times’ T Magazine, Harvard Design Magazine, Pin-Up and Print. Pandiscio Co.’s approach to 56 Leonard is best described by the New York Times: “each Pandiscio project exists in its own elaborate aesthetic and social universe.”
Exclusive Marketing and Sales Agent
With 30 years of experience in marketing and collective sales in excess of $40 billion, Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is the recognized industry leader in the planning, design, marketing, and sale of luxury residential development. Representing properties throughout the United States and in select international locations, Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group’s portfolio contains a curated collection of the world’s most desirable new addresses.