frank gehry: beekman tower / new york by gehry now complete
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mar 22, 2011
frank gehry: beekman tower / new york by gehry now complete



‘beekman tower/ new york by gehry’ by frank gehry, manhattan, new york
images © dbox for gehry partners

 

 


frank gehry’s first ever residential structure is now complete. located in manhattan, the unit entitled ‘new york by gehry
(formally known as ‘beekman tower’), is the
tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere. standing 870 feet tall,
the building looks to reinterpret the classic design language
with a tower that alters and impacts the dense city skyline.

 

 


the exterior facade looks like it is being blown by the wind

 

 

undulating panels of stainless steel clad the structure, creating a dynamic exterior that transforms with light as the day progresses.
the unit – with gehry’s iconic use
of form and material – has a sense of constant movement and appears as though it is blowing in the wind.

 

 


detail

 

 


facade

 

 

the rippling form is evident on the inside as well where private units feature curving walls and windows that extend into the sky.

 

 


bay windows extend into the sky

 

 

designboom previously documented the construction of the 76-story project, which has faced much controversy and was almost cut
to half its size in hopes
of reducing its high construction costs in a struggling economy.

 

 


detail of undulating facade

 

 


view of the building in the skyline

 

 


view from over the river

 

 

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