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Thumbs up NEW YORK | New York by Gehry | 870 FT / 265 M | 76 FLOORS | 2011

Architect: Frank Gehry, link!

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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

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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

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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


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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.
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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
http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune....uous-firs.html




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*The following information was last updated on August 12, 2011.

Interior fit-out through September 2012
PS 397 to open in September 2011
Full sidewalk closures on Spruce and Beekman Streets beside the work site
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Yay! It's finally done! Welcome Lower Manhattan's best looking residential skyscraper.
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Awesome photos. My cousin, his wife and their kids were in town a few weeks ago, and they were all blown away by this building, they're from Denver fyi.

This is one of those buildings where it's really difficult to think of something I don't like about it. I guess from some angles it looks a bit lonely, but that's really nit picking and has nothing to do with the actual building itself. Overall this building is a masterpiece.
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This is a fairly simple building for a Gehry design. By applying graduated variations in the perimeter of each floor plate, the effect of undulation emerges. Structural columns remain plumb, which is a vast simplification for Gehry. A similar concept was applied to exterior balconies of a tall building on Chicago's Lakefront. But Gehry of course chose to clad the waves with stainless steel and he has admittedly achieved a much more elegant execution.
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http://www.dnainfo.com/20110908/down...first-students

Downtown's Brand-New Spruce Street School Welcomes First Students



Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver posed with a dapper Spruce Street School student Sept. 8, 2011.


September 8, 2011
By Julie Shapiro


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Nervous and excited, clutching parents' hands and racing ahead to greet their friends, students at Downtown's Spruce Street School crossed the threshold of their brand-new building for the first time Thursday morning.

Inside the new 630-seat school, which was designed by Frank Gehry and sits in the base of his New York by Gehry apartment tower, flashbulbs popped and a crowd of grinning politicians, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, offered handshakes and high-fives.

Nicolas Heron, 39, a TriBeCa resident, said his twins, Sam and Mia, who started kindergarten Thursday, have been excitedly watching the rise of the Gehry's rippling apartment tower above their new school. "They can see it from everywhere," Heron said. "They say, 'This is our school! This is where we're going!'"







Mayor Michael Bloomberg offered high-fives to students entering the Spruce Street School Sept. 8, 2011.



The 5,00-square-foot rooftop play space.



Spruce's new 300-seat auditorium.



The hallways curve just like the facade of Frank Gehry's tower above.
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For a second there I thought the roof top play room was actually at the top of the tower.
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At the very least the units are great looking.
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