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Old May 30th, 2006, 07:49 AM   #61
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eh... never thought of that. i can see what you mean
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Old May 30th, 2006, 11:12 AM   #62
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Very nice tower.
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Old May 30th, 2006, 11:50 AM   #63
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Yeh, I like it too.
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Old May 30th, 2006, 03:19 PM   #64
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A DUH, They are releasing a new design next week. Sheesh.
I think people just don't read every post. They just look at the images on the first page and maybe read a couple of posts after that and then hit the POST REPLY button to offer their one or two sentence "I like" or "I don't like" opinions.
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Old May 30th, 2006, 04:41 PM   #65
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I like the design. Although it's not be very new york'ish, the contrast would only do good.
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Old May 30th, 2006, 05:08 PM   #66
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^ my case in point.
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Old May 30th, 2006, 05:11 PM   #67
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Beautiful tower!
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Old May 31st, 2006, 06:40 PM   #68
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im trying to like it. but no. still hate it. still waiting for the new possible design renders that are supposed to drop this week.
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Old May 31st, 2006, 07:14 PM   #69
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Very nice tower indeed.
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Old May 31st, 2006, 07:43 PM   #70
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^ my case in point.
lol silly.
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Old May 31st, 2006, 08:19 PM   #71
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nice looking project
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Old May 31st, 2006, 08:25 PM   #72
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A visual disaster for the eyes, as are the rest of Gehry's work.

Does this man know how to do anything other than disjointed building designs? I mean, it is the same thing over - and over and over - again.
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Old June 1st, 2006, 01:53 AM   #73
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Im guessing the new renders will be pretty much the same, i rember someone 1 or 2 months ago describing this tower and it looks just like the "old" render.
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Old June 1st, 2006, 03:02 PM   #74
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I dont tihnk it would match the environment. The building near it is old and tall and this tower would completed block it out. It may have contrast but they do not work together.
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Old June 1st, 2006, 03:23 PM   #75
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wierd but wonderful tower
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 03:39 PM   #76
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From The New York Times...



Sketch models depicting the evolution of the Beekman Street Tower, a 75-story apartment building in Lower
Manhattan, designed by Frank Gehry, who was commissioned by Bruce Ratner. Seventy proposals were produced
before the design was finalized.



...In 2003 Mr. Ratner took another giant step, hiring Mr. Gehry to design Beekman, his first luxury residential tower. Beekman has been an education for Mr. Ratner. Mr. Gehry begins every project by asking questions. Why, for example, do all the apartments have to follow a standard cookie-cutter formula? Do walls have to be flat? Then he churns out dozens of variations on a design before he settles on a final form. Mr. Ratner's team evaluated each one for cost before Mr. Gehry returned to the drawing board. The back-and-forth went on for more than two years and 70-plus versions.

Until recently a developer like Mr. Ratner might have hired a corporate firm like Skidmore, Owings & Merrill to design the exterior but relied on an in-house architect for the interiors. Mr. Gehry argued that he should mold the inside, too, creating a seamless relationship with the exterior and — not incidentally — branding the interiors with the Gehry name.

The result is an unusually tough design. The tower rests on a base housing a public elementary school. A series of setbacks give the tower a palpable weight, like building blocks set on top of one another; a narrow vertical slot rises on the main facade, lending the building visual depth.

The massing is a response to the bulky McKim, Mead & White municipal building to the north and the 1913 Woolworth Building, its nearest competitor. In its scale and proportions, it also calls to mind Moscow's so-called wedding cake skyscrapers, a legacy of the Stalinist 1950's. But the titanium cladding will be rippled, as though etched by rivulets of water. As the light moves across the surface, the waves will seem to change form, giving the impression that the tower is quivering. Inside the apartments, those curves will be repeated, giving many of the each apartments distinct identities.

Mr. Gehry obviously focused most of his energy on shaping the tower. Sadly, the elementary school — the only truly public-spirited component — is a simple rectangular box with a few interior flourishes...


http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/04/ar...l?pagewanted=1

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Old June 3rd, 2006, 03:41 PM   #77
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Very nice tower! NYC needs such buildings!
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Old June 4th, 2006, 03:46 AM   #78
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I like the four on the top row. They get progressively uglier after that.
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Old June 4th, 2006, 05:58 AM   #79
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a real shit!!! I will say that the first model on the left is the best.
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Old June 4th, 2006, 06:52 AM   #80
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Interesting, from some angles it looks quite good with the setbacks being a little like those of the city's 1930s buildings but I dont like the angle in the first pic, that doesn't really fit. I think if they used a similar concept but made it shorter and made the roof end in a spire rather than flat then it would work uch better in the NY skyline.
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