The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Showing posts with label Eight Spruce Street. Show all posts
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Friday, September 9, 2011

21st. Century Skyscraper

New York by Gehry at Eight Spruce Street
From the mind of Chicago’s Pritzker Pavilion architect, a sensuous first skyscraper
Frank Gehry’s new 8 Spruce Street apartment tower may be the most delicious piece of eye candy to hit the Manhattan skyline since the Chrysler Building. It is also a very expensive place to live. A 450-square-foot studio rents for at least $2,600 a month, and the asking price for a three-bedroom penthouse apartment is expected to be somewhere around $25,000 a month.

The 76-story high-rise, Gehry’s first skyscraper, is wrapped in a sensuous exterior of stainless steel that ripples like folds of drapery and brilliantly catches the light. There is nothing else quite like it, though the building bears similarities to Jeanne Gang’s spectacularly undulating, 81-story Aqua residential and hotel tower in Chicago.

At 870 feet tall, New York by Gehry is the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere and a singular addition to the iconic Manhattan skyline. For his first residential commission in New York City, master architect Frank Gehry has reinterpreted the design language of the classic Manhattan high-rise with undulating waves of stainless steel that reflect the changing light, transforming the appearance of the building throughout the day.
Gehry's distinctive aesthetic is carried across the interior residential and amenity spaces with custom furnishings and installations.

Last 2 images by Forest City Ratner Companies


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