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Old October 9th, 2009, 01:21 AM   #1161
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Wow, them pictures on the last page were awesome. This is one of the best towers i have seen.
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Old October 9th, 2009, 08:48 AM   #1162
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imagine if they put lights on the setbacks that shine up the wavy exterior.
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Old October 9th, 2009, 02:04 PM   #1163
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Old October 10th, 2009, 12:02 AM   #1164
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That side of the tower was a victim of the recession.
Actually it's from wind tunnel testing.

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Old October 10th, 2009, 01:06 AM   #1165
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Old October 10th, 2009, 03:26 AM   #1166
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Old October 10th, 2009, 11:21 PM   #1167
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Actually it's from wind tunnel testing.

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from The New York Times:

"The history of the Beekman is a barometer of the undulations in the city’s real estate market. The project was conceived in 2007, at the height of a construction boom. The luxury tower, which will stand 867 feet high, or slightly taller than Trump World Tower, near the United Nations, will include a public school on the first four floors and an ambulatory care center for New York Downtown Hospital.

But by the time the site, south of the Brooklyn Bridge, had been excavated, Mr. Ratner, like many other developers, was unable to obtain a construction loan, and work halted in December 2007.

It took the developer three months to raise $680 million for construction. 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."

source: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/29/ny...1&ref=nyregion

If I find the original communication by Forest City Ratner C. I'll post it, since that is where I read about it the first time.
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Old October 11th, 2009, 05:09 AM   #1168
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WOW....fantastic shots Onn! I absolutely LOVE this tower!!
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Old October 11th, 2009, 06:27 AM   #1169
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Iv seen this thing in person and the way it stands out on the east side of lower manhattan is a new feeling for new york and i really like it. It stands almost alone when your at the entrance of the brooklyn bridge and its soooo tall for that area...its an amazing addition
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Old October 11th, 2009, 04:11 PM   #1170
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I fully agree.
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Old October 11th, 2009, 11:22 PM   #1171
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Amazing shots!! Thanks onn!
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Old October 12th, 2009, 12:33 AM   #1172
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I love this tower!
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Old October 12th, 2009, 01:17 AM   #1173
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does anyone know what the prices there asking for ? around the top 10 floors
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Old October 12th, 2009, 03:54 AM   #1174
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does anyone know what the prices there asking for ? around the top 10 floors
I recall reading that rents will be as high as $10,000 a month.
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Old October 12th, 2009, 05:02 AM   #1175
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Not one of Gehry's better designs but it kinda grows on you when that cladding catches the light. Now I wonder what neighbors will be objecting to the glare?
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Old October 12th, 2009, 06:03 AM   #1176
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Not one of Gehry's better designs but it kinda grows on you when that cladding catches the light. Now I wonder what neighbors will be objecting to the glare?
I am not familiar with his designs....what has he done that's more striking than this one?
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Old October 12th, 2009, 06:58 AM   #1177
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Here's a couple of my favorite Frank Gehry works,

The Weisman Art Museum (from my corner of the world, Minneapolis, Minnesota).




The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.

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Old October 12th, 2009, 07:03 AM   #1178
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Yikes....sorry I asked. Those designs are nowhere near the excellence of the design in this thread.
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Old October 12th, 2009, 07:12 AM   #1179
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I haven't seen the second one but the first one actually looks like shit in person. It is executed in a crude unfinished way. Just like recycled steel stacked together and bent into different directions randomly. The design was OK but the execution was horrible. From this beautiful photo you don't believe me but you'll see what I mean if you walk close to it.

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The Weisman Art Museum (from my corner of the world, Minneapolis, Minnesota).




The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.

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Old October 12th, 2009, 08:45 AM   #1180
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Yikes....sorry I asked. Those designs are nowhere near the excellence of the design in this thread.
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I haven't seen the second one but the first one actually looks like shit in person. It is executed in a crude unfinished way. Just like recycled steel stacked together and bent into different directions randomly. The design was OK but the execution was horrible. From this beautiful photo you don't believe me but you'll see what I mean if you walk close to it.
Wiseman takes some bit of getting used to I'll admit. It won Gehry a Progressive Architecture Design Award in 1991. That's very "prestigious" according to the museum's website.

I know many who love it like me, a few who dislike it, and some who just ignore it.
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