Friday, April 10, 2009

Gehry Tower Gets Curvy, Raising The Roof!


(L) Raising the roof!, (R and below) Curves, curves, and more curves!





There were plenty of rumors swirling about Frank Gehry's Tower at Beekman Street getting cut in half just a couple of weeks ago, but as you can see above, the march skyward has resumed! By my count the structure has progressed to a 39th and 40th story.
More interesting though is that the form is starting to take shape. How about those metallic curves? I like!

9 comments:

  1. ...orgasm. Best new tower built since the NYT tower, the Hearst, and BofA, and of course, the Chrysler building. As far as new skyscrapers go, I think we're doing alright. As for everything else under 70 stories.... not so much.

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  2. It's only going to get better. The geaometry get's much more extreme in the uper zones. THey are going to build this thing. Insider Information.

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  3. I hate to tell you this, but nothing has happened on top for more than 2 weeks. They stopped mid floor. In those photos you can see that they haven't even removed the temporary supports on the floors below the top that have been cured for weeks. They have kept slapping up skin, though. I really love this building, but I'm concerned that it a.) won't get built to the full height, and b.) will have leakage problems (there are some odd and large gaps in the skin (take a look closely at the second photo in the set above). Anyways, here's hoping.

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  4. I am a big fan of Frank Gehry, that said unfortunately this building and the IAC building on the West Side highway are sad interpretations of his true genius. Sorry but I disagree with both of you, in terms of skyscrapers NYC is failing, with the exception of the Hearst Tower.

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  5. Looks like this skyscraper is popular!

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  6. no new floors have gone up for many weeks

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  7. I guess they fooled me with the cranes in motion and all the wooden bracing. Reports were that the building stopped at 38 stories. I counted more, but it turns out reports were wrong and it stopped at 40 stories. Time will tell.

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  8. I won't ask since when in NY has "gigantic" been synonymous in some quarters with "beautiful". It's an on-going self-delusion. This new tower for the rich that will dwarf everything nearby is just another instance.

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