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Old Posted Sep 8, 2011, 12:03 PM
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Thumbs up NEW YORK | New York by Gehry | 870 FT / 265 M | 76 FLOORS | 2011

Architect: Frank Gehry, link!


Companies Involved
Owner Forest City Ratner Companies
Developer Forest City Ratner Companies
Design Architect Gehry Partners
Structural Engineer WSP Cantor Seinuk
MEP Engineer Jaros Baum & Bolles
Main Contractor Kreisler Borg Florman General Construction Company
Other Consultant RWDI
Material Supplier ThyssenKrupp
Material Supplier Permasteelisa Group

Official Name New York by Gehry at Eight Spruce Street
Former / Other Name 8 Spruce Street, Beekman Tower, Beekman Place, The Beekman
Type building
Status completed
Country United States
City New York City
Street Address 8 Spruce Street (map)
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2003
Start of Construction 2006
Completion 2011
Global Ranking #101 tallest building in the world
Regional ranking #29 tallest building in North America
National Ranking #27 tallest building in United States
City Ranking #8 tallest building in New York City

Official Website : www.newyorkbygehry.com

Construction thread: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=53610

Height: Architectural 265.2 meter / 870 feet
Height: Occupied 252.1 meter / 827 feet
Height: To Tip 271.6 meter / 891 feet

Floors Above Ground 76
Floors Below Ground 1
# of Elevators 15
Top Elevator Speed 7.1 m/s
# of Apartments 903
# of Parking Spaces 175

2011 Best Tall Building Americas

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is pleased to announce the winners of its annual “Best Tall Building” awards for 2011. These awards recognize outstanding tall buildings from each of four geographical regions, and this year are awarded to: "New York by Gehry" at Eight Spruce Street, New York (Americas); Guangzhou International Finance Center, Guangzhou (Asia & Australasia); KfW Westarkade, Frankfurt (Europe); and The Index, Dubai (Middle East & Africa). These buildings were selected for their design and technical innovations, sustainable attributes, and the enhancement of both cities and the lives of their inhabitants.
The façade of "New York by Gehry" at Eight Spruce Street, designed to create a draping fabric-like quality, creates a unique signature, while holding itself as very much a “New York” building grounded in its traditional setback rules. The façade is partly a result of the client’s desire to have bay windows in each residential unit. The windows are shifted from floor-to-floor and vary in size, creating the drape-like effect. Inside, the residential units are arranged to efficiently marry the plan to the façade.

“The tower invigorates a part of Manhattan that has been somewhat overlooked in recent years, and as the Tallest All-Residential Building in North America, adds significantly to the urban-population and diversification of its neighborhood.” – Rick Cook, 2011 Awards Chair, Cook + Fox Architects

Eric in SF

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Last edited by Dylan Leblanc; Nov 24, 2011 at 12:08 AM.
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