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Old October 19th, 2010, 03:03 AM   #2621
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Here's an article from the NY Times that tells the story,

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/29/nyregion/29tower.html

"In a nod to the softening market, Mr. Ratner switched from condominiums to rentals and modified Mr. Gehry’s design, using a standard curtain wall instead of one with a gently wavy surface on one of the tower’s eight sides."
Thank you for that post, it's the first time I've seen it in writing and I always wondered if it were just hear-say.
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Old October 19th, 2010, 03:21 AM   #2622
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Old October 19th, 2010, 04:35 PM   #2623
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 04:34 PM   #2624
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 05:54 PM   #2625
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Oh Gehry you are such a genius!

look at the first pic
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 07:29 PM   #2626
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This is one of the best skyscrapers in the world. It's truly amazing.
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 07:48 PM   #2627
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Excellent design, New York is always famous for nighted building, really nice design and cool design, i think this structure give NY new identity,
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 01:28 AM   #2628
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i honestly think this building is incredibly well done, its one of ny's treasures. in the future its going to be loved
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 09:24 PM   #2629
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*The following information was last updated on October 22, 2010.

* Curtain wall installation was completed in early Sept. 2010.
* Finishing work on the building's school is underway since 2009.
* The superstructure topped out at 76 stories in November 2009
* Full sidewalk closures on Spruce and Beekman Streets beside the work site
btw the official name for the beekman tower is 8 spruce street...
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Old October 25th, 2010, 08:04 AM   #2630
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I love this tower!!!!!!! Here's a diagram of The Beekman:

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Old October 25th, 2010, 04:00 PM   #2631
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Old October 25th, 2010, 11:51 PM   #2632
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I wasn't sure what to think of this building at first, but it's completely and utterly won me over. Not only is it a truly unique design, but it somehow looks timeless, like it's always been there, a classic New York building. This is going to go down as an all-time classic.
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Old October 26th, 2010, 02:15 AM   #2633
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nice one.
Thanks man! Btw here's the model. Print at 100%

(made by lions_215)
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Old October 26th, 2010, 08:05 AM   #2634
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The Beekman Tower dimensions:

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Old October 26th, 2010, 02:38 PM   #2635
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The top view is confusing to me...do we have an overhead shot of the real tower to compare?
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Old October 27th, 2010, 06:52 AM   #2636
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26/October/2010

Beekman Place

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Old October 27th, 2010, 09:36 AM   #2637
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Really astounding cladding. But I still don't like the fact that it's hiding the Woolworth from main angles. Would have been awesome if it replaced the buttugly bold concrete box right to the Brooklyn Bridge.


By the by, any interior shots available so far? Would love to see the lobby. Gehry is doing some fascinating interiors, such as this one in Berlin.
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Old October 27th, 2010, 10:15 AM   #2638
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Here's my Beekman Tower paper model:













And here it is in my city's skyline:



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Old October 27th, 2010, 11:30 AM   #2639
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I love it, I've seen it at street level and the effect is amazing ...
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Old October 27th, 2010, 03:33 PM   #2640
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Nice photos Imre, good to see your camera back in action!....doing a bit of globe hopping are you?
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