Construction work is set to recommence on the ‘Jenga Building,’ a 250-meter-high residential building located in New York City. Designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron, the 60-floor building will be located at 56 Leonard Street, and cost a reported $600 million USD. During the recession in 2008, work on the project came to a halt because of finance issues. The original plans included a massive stainless-steel bean-shaped Anish Kapoor sculpture, positioned at street level to look like it was propping up the entire building. The foundation work was previously completed, which means the structural work can begin. The project is expected to take a little over four years to be completed. The timetable they set out is as follows:
• October–December 2012: Con Ed vaults and foundation remediation
• December 2012–August 2014: Superstructure
• November 2012–January 2016: Mechanical, electrical, plumbing and sprinklers
• July 2013–April 2015: Façade
• August 2013–January 2016: Interiors
• Completion: Spring 2016
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