Skip to comments.Frank Gehry's Undulating NYC Highrise Was Just Named The World's Best New Skyscraper
Posted on 12/04/2012 4:38:01 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Each year, the world's newest skyscrapers are pitted against each other for the Emporis Skyscraper Award. Chosen for its aesthetic and functional design by the team of editors from the construction project database, the winner of this year's renowned prize was none other than 8 Spruce Street in New York City.
Also known as New York by Gehry and The Beekman, 8 Spruce Street was designed by Frank Gehry and completed in 2011. It is the first skyscraper by the renowned architect, and won over the Emporis jury with its undulating stainless steel exterior.
"8 Spruce Street stands out even in Manhattan's already remarkable skyline," the Emporis jury said of its choice, culled from 220 skyscrapers completed in 2011. "It is a major new architectural landmark for New York."
It is not the only of Manhattan's famous buildings to win the award the Hearst Tower won in 2006 as well as the Sofitel New York Hotel back in 2000.
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That is some kind of ugly
Is this style called:
How could you tell if it was bombed? ;-)
How do the window washers get up there?
They should have a good saloon across the street!
If Gehry didn’t do LSD I’ll eat my......what is that? It looks like my soul crawling down a mouse hole...or the universe!!!!!
Amazing. There are some new inhabitants in the insane asylum and they were all draftsmen on this project.
I like it. Anyone can draw a rectangle.
The INSIDE of the building is great though. Click link to the article to see pics of the INSIDE.
You can't because the architect who designed it was bombed.
I imagine that's what the whole world looks like through the eyes of liberals. Disgusting waste of good real estate.
This is one of his ppiece of crap buildings he did for Case Western University in Cleveland several years ago. It is the Peter B. Lewis Building. Of course Lewis is a big time Leftist who runs Progressive Insurance and is a big Pot Head.
I like it.
I’ll look...it really is amazing and I like it. But I was a draftsman and I pity the fools...but I was mostly on the board with some AutoCAD toward the end, computer drafting has changed everything.
Ya got views of the Brooklyn bridge. Can you really screw that up?
well, its pretty ugly looking up at it anyways