Herzog & de Meuron’s Nearly Sold Out 56 Leonard Gets Glass
Herzog & de Meuron’s wildly successful Tribeca tower at 56 Leonard whose design appears to take a serious cue from the stacked-block game Jenga (let’s hope this guy doesn’t totter over) is moving towards completion and being 100-percent sold out. Just two penthouses remain in the 145-apartment, 60-story building: the $17.75 million #PH52B, which somewhat surprisingly got a $1.25 million price boost after some 500 days on the market, and the $34.5 million #PH58, which also got a $1.5 million boost. Meanwhile, the rest of the building’s apartments are in contract at an average of $3,333-per-square-foot according to StreetEasy and the stacked-floor tower has started to get its uber-reflective glass.

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olafur eliasson layers a riverbed within louisiana museum of modern art
olafur eliasson
riverbed, 2014
installation shot
photo by anders sune berg,

for the first time, danish-icelandic artist olafur eliasson presents a solo show at denmark’s prestigious louisiana museum of modern art, placing three spatial installations within the architectural context of the site. like many of the exhibitions presented throughout his creative career, eliasson’s ‘riverbed’ is site-specific, engaging with the cultural institution’s unique identity, thematically linking the artworks and gallery as a place — physically, structurally and historically. radical interventions delve into the reality of the space as an institution, and at the same time focus on local sensory experiences as part of a global perspective