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CTBUH Award-Eight Spruce Street, New York, USA

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:37 pm    Post subject: CTBUH Award-Eight Spruce Street, New York, USA Reply with quote

2011 Best Tall Building Americas

8 Spruce Street            

Eight Spruce Street, New York, USA
Completion Date: April 2011
Height: 265 m (870 ft)
Stories: 76
Gross Floor Area: 102,193 m² (1,100,00 ft²)
Use: Residential
Owner/Developer: Forest City Ratner Companies
Design Architect: Gehry Partners, LLP
Structural Engineer: WSP Cantor Seinuk
MEP Engineer: Jaros Baum and Bolles
Construction Manager: Kreisler Borg Florman General Construction Company
Main Contractor: Kreisler Borg Florman General Construction Company

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
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At 870 feet tall, New York by Gehry is the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere and a singular addition to the iconic Manhattan skyline. For his first residential commission in New York City, master architect Frank Gehry has reinterpreted the design language of the classic Manhattan high-rise with undulating waves of stainless steel that reflect the changing light, transforming the appearance of the building throughout the day. Gehry's distinctive aesthetic is carried across the interior residential and amenity spaces with custom furnishings and installations.
residences

    residential features


Gehry's innovative incorporation of bay windows creates the tower's dynamic silhouette as well as an exceptional variety of panoramic views from within the residences. By shifting the bay windows from floor to floor and tailoring their configuration for each residence, Gehry has given residents the opportunity to, as he puts it, "step into space."
amenities



New York by Gehry's 22,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenity spaces, together with comprehensive concierge and lifestyle services, offer residents an experience found only in world-class hotels and resorts.
floor plans

  

The floorplans shown here are a selection from the over 200 unique layouts for studio, one, two and three bedroom residences.
views

Views from every direction and floor, at all times of the day and throughout the year, are limitless. Intimate perspectives of the Woolworth Building to the west are set against a breathtaking panorama that encompasses of the Hudson River. All five East River bridges and iconic midtown skyscrapers, including the Empire State and Chrysler buildings, unfold along the eastern and northern exposures. Views toward the northern horizon include Central Park and the George Washington Bridge. To the south and east, Manhattan is seen against the backdrop of the New York Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean.
the film Frank Gehry

  

Frank Gehry is perhaps the most celebrated practicing architect in the world today. He has been the recipient of dozens of awards recognizing excellence in architecture, including, in 1989, the most prestigious one in his field, the Pritzker Architecture Prize, which honors "significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture." Over the past five decades, under Gehry's creative direction, Gehry Partners, LLP has designed public and private buildings in North America, Europe, and Asia.Hallmarks of Gehry's work include a particular focus on creating spaces that are comfortable to the people who use them, and that exist well within the larger context and culture of their location. The firm's approach to design is one in which the client becomes fully engaged in the process, making each project a true collaboration.
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