Odd 56-story skyscraper reminds us too much of Jenga for comfort


56 Leonard Street is a new skyscraper going up in New York City designed by Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron. Situated in posh Tribeca, the tower cuts an odd silhouette with its jagged edges and apartments that seem to jut out at all angles. Don't you feel like you could just poke your finger against one and knock it through? As another artsy touch, it's seemingly supported by a silver blob-of-a-sculpture tucked under one of its corners (as seen in the first picture of the gallery below).

The tower will stand 56 stories tall, house 145 residential units featuring apartments and luxury penthouses (ranging from a whopping $3.5 million to whoppier $33 million), and construction should be complete in 2010. Check out the gallery below for more of 56 Leonard Street.




56 Leonard Street, via Dezeen