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Thread: 8 Spruce Street - Beekman Tower - by Frank Gehry

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    Building held in ‘highest’ regard

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    • Last Updated: 1:41 AM, December 6, 2012
    • Posted: 1:20 AM, December 6, 2012

    This lower Manhattan residential tower is standing tall: It won an architecture prize as best new skyscraper of the year.
    The structure, 8 Spruce Street, a 76-story, 870-foot high building designed by Frank Gehry, won the annual Emporis Skyscraper Award, in which judges selected the top 10 skyscrapers that were completed in 2011.
    The jury was blown away by its “magnificent, undulating stainless- steel facade,’’ according to Emporis, a provider of building data.
    “The building’s cladding is composed of 10,500 stainless-steel panels, some flat, some undulating,’’ Emporis said. “8 Spruce Street stands out even in Manhattan’s already remarkable skyline.’’
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    Gehry’s first skyscraper is also known as The Beekman and New York by Gehry.
    The 10 honorees were picked from more than 220 skyscrapers that were completed in 2011.
    One other building in the United States made this year’s list: Cincinnati’s 41-story Great American Tower tied for fourth place.

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    Off topic but in relation to the post above, I really like the Great American Tower. It's really handsome:




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    Funny, on the skyline it looks smaller than 41 floors. It must be on a lower elevation.

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    It's definitely downhill from many of the buildings in town. it is the closest tower to the river, I guess, although there are a few others on the street there out of frame.

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    This is one of the most comprehensive and vivid photo tours of the interiors I have seen so far: interior photos - http://www.elliman.com/new-developme...989a0c1e2027a9

    Photo #3 of the kitchen, with views of (what I think is) the Woolworth Building is a vista fantastic photo. Photo #5 shows how the curved wall surfaces look: from the inside.
    Last edited by infoshare; March 22nd, 2013 at 06:39 PM.

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    Hmmm....What kind of seating do you call that? Doesn't even look comfortable.



    It does have a "cat friendly" quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by infoshare View Post
    This is one of the most comprehensive and vivid photo tours of the interiors I have seen so far: interior photos - http://www.elliman.com/new-developme...989a0c1e2027a9
    <sigh!>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Music Man View Post

    It does have a "cat friendly" quality.
    Yes, a 'rich cat' friendly vibe! BTW, Funny cat photo...thanks.

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    Eight Spruce St. looks great at night.

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    I've missed you guys. I'm glad to see most of the old gang still here. I had lots going on and needed to step back for a bit to focus myself on some stuff.

    My old photos on other threads disappeared because I cleared my flickr account. I have other hosting now.
    None of the images had embedded copyrights or watermarks either, so I had to address that issue too. So I'm sorry about the broken image links in old threads.
    Anyway, I will share better photos going forward.
    Last edited by MidtownGuy; March 26th, 2013 at 03:12 PM.

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    Yikes! It's MTG.

    Welcome back.

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    Thanks Zippy

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    ^ Nice to see you again, MTG! I'm barely around here nowadays as well...

    Oh and great shot! I see you've stepped up your game in the intervening years.

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    hey kz! thanks! good to see you're around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidtownGuy View Post

    Eight Spruce St. looks great at night.

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    I've missed you guys. I'm glad to see most of the old gang still here. I had lots going on and needed to step back for a bit to focus myself on some stuff.
    Welcome back, MTG.

    This tower is awesome. I love seeing it whenever I alight from the City Hall stop.

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