The $50 Million View

A New York Times article about the popularity of tall buildings said that “Photographs taken from drones and helicopters show prospective buyers [at 56 Leonard] the views they will see from their as-yet-unbuilt apartments.” So I followed up on my threat to get a few of those images, pestering the 56 Leonard sales office and its PR team until these five came in, giving us all a chance to see what the city will look like from atop Herzog and de Meuron’s glorious stack of apartments. The PR rep said these are “the views from the penthouses,” which means floors 52-60. The photos are much bigger than shown, so do click to enlarge.

The northern view:

56 Leonard View NorthThe eastern view:

56L EastThe southern view (this image was the only one with annotated with a floor, the 59th):

Penthouse View South (Floor 59)The southwestern view:

56 Leonard View SouthwestAnd the western view:

56L West



  1. Amazing views! Thank you for getting these pics.

  2. Nice pics, but the directions are wrong. Jersey don’t have bridges around here. ;-)


  3. oops, read it wrong.