Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Frank Gehry, or the making of an Instant Landmark

We stopped by today at Beekman Tower, the 76-story rental designed by Frank Gehry across the street from City Hall, and decided to take some photographs.

It is an imposing structure indeed. And with those steels panels flowing and gleaming under the sun, we felt really impressed. This is a spectacular addition to that skyline that made New York famous all over, designed by one the best Architects in the world.

There will be also a school at its base with 800 students, so the changes in the neighbourhood are without questions happening (a much needed upgrade!). You can take a look at amazing renderings of the finished project here.

Rebuilding Downtown, one masterpiece at the time.


  1. Hi there,
    I just wanted to do this comment and your new post was flying in!

    I wanted to thank you for your comment on my post of today!
    And......I visited the site of Isay Weinfeld for about half an hour......!!!!!!!(And I certainly go back.)
    Who is this man? He is a sort of SUPERMAN in architecture I might think!
    This is, how can I describe this??? Amazing, stunning,... I can't find the right words!
    I love the restoration part on his website! It takes my breath away!
    Thank you for giving me his website!


  2. Dear Greet, Isay Weinfeld is a Master, his vision is so clear! His taste is superb.
    I am happy you get to know his work.


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