No, mechanical floor is the next one to go up - number 16 following the first set back - it'll be double height. This render shows it pretty clearly.
but I noticed they're putting metal brackets on the corners. I'd say the bottom 5 or 6 floors of the tower o far.
If this is indeed true developers have no excuse continually hiring the hack architects they do and putting up the same boxy towers.Originally Posted by NYTIMES
The concern for the future is that this fancy software in the hands of a hack will simply give us more complicated hackery.
^ thank you london lawyer - that was an interesting article
If you're Gene Kaufman all you need is a lego set.
That skin is so right. Those windows are so Walmart.
Last edited by 195Broadway; February 11th, 2009 at 11:08 AM.
I think that's just a mock up, so maybe it won't look exactly like that in the end.
Holy Beekman! Frank Gehry's Heavy Metal Revealed
Wednesday, February 11, 2009, by Joey
[Photo: Gehry Partners]
To say that we've been eagerly awaiting our first real-life look at Frank Gehry's rippling steel would be the understatement of the year. And yet, we were completely caught by surprise this morning when we finally got that first look, in an article about...software. Software! Today's Times has a story on the computer geekery developed by Gehry to help control costs on the starchitect's gargantuan piles of crazy—a list that includes the Beekman Tower, his 76-story rental building under construction near City Hall. Gehry Partners provided the Times with a photo of the steel panels that will cover the Beekman's facade, and sure, it's just a mock-up, but explain that to our minds—which were just blown all over our monitors.
· Frank Gehry’s Software Keeps Buildings on Budget [NYT]
· Beekman Tower coverage [Curbed]
Why wouldn't it look exactly like what will be installed? They're about to start installing the facade soon; therefore, the panels must be constructed already, and presumably, that's an exemplar unless that photo is two years old.