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

frank gehry: beekman tower / new york 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.

 

 

frank gehry: beekman tower / new york now complete 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.

 

 

frank gehry: beekman tower / new york now complete detail

 

 

frank gehry: beekman tower / new york now complete facade

 

 

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

 

 

frank gehry: beekman tower / new york now complete bay windows extend into the sky

 

 

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

 

 

frank gehry: beekman tower / new york now complete detail of undulating facade

 

 

frank gehry: beekman tower / new york now complete view of the building in the skyline

 

 

frank gehry: beekman tower / new york now complete view from over the river

 

 

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  • well this is no longer interesting, we have seen it before, and it did not come out nice on this high rise structure. i think Frank needs to move on futher or retire.

    lackey
  • Ornamentation and crime… nonsense. This building makes me grin. It adds to the environment, improves the surroundings. Its makes the lay-man smile and points a finger at the intelligentsia… it makes us talk/discuss/argue, in a dialogue that’s so often missing. This is no bad thing! Keep it going Gehry !

    idj
  • I like the building, did someone see the video?? what he says?? I think is beautiful, is different, and I am sure it works because he is talking about people inside, about how is their experience from inside. And even if it wouldnt be like that, is different, is not the normal flat shape… I may not like the top, how it finish, but probably this is how THE ARCHITECT wanted. I Like it!!!

    Leeya
  • I like!!

    Leeya
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