Gehry Transforms Manhattan's Skyline (9 pics + video)


New York by Gehry has just become the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere at 870 feet. Formally known as the Beekman Tower, the 76-story apartment building in Lower Manhattan has already transformed the downtown skyline.

World-renowned architect Frank Gehry told the New Yorker's Paul Goldberger that “the first move I made was to elongate it, and then I tried to give it a little movement. I started out giving it a twist, but it’s too hard to make the plumbing line up.”

He ended up with smaller twists, which he calls “Bernini folds,” named after the Renaissance sculptor. Each of 10,500 half-ton façade panels was formed by computer into a curtain wall that contains 2,400 windows.

New York by Gehry is not exclusively residential. A public grammar school will occupy its five-story base. With 903 rental units for occupancy, rent starts at $3,000 a month, and rises to $15,000-plus.









New York by Gehry website
via [Designboom] [Projo], [New Yorker]
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  • Looks amazing! Gehry has a bad reputation for dull & uninspired interiors hope he used some extra napkins for this one.
  • Thats so cool! Especially with a school. Gehry's no fool. :)
  • so cool that it has a school!
  • That is ridiculous! What a sight to see! :)
  • this is beautiful! i haven't been to the city in awhile but i need to go check this place out
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