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I'm posting this photo today that I took last year as I can see from the news that this month is the opening of this great world art contribution! The building is the 76-story 8 Spruce Street - Beekman Tower by Frank Gehry. The light reflections of this buildling are nothing short than stunning!

In daylight the furrowed surfaces of the facades look as if they’ve been etched by rivulets of water. And as the tallest luxury residential tower in the city’s history, it seemed to epitomize the skyline’s transformation from a symbol of American commerce to a display of individual wealth. The building’s endlessly shifting surfaces are an attack against the kind of corporate standardization so evident in the buildings to the south and the conformity that it embodied. He aims, as he has throughout his career, to replace the anonymity of the assembly line with an architecture that can convey the infinite variety of urban life. (Source: www.nytimes.com/2011/02/10/arts/design/10beekman.html?ref... ).

Frank Gehry concluye en Manhattan un rascacielos que parece de nueva generación. Con el acabado aparentemente imperfecto, sinuoso o torturado, que permiten los alardes de la ingeniería y el diseño digital, la torre de viviendas de 76 plantas y 267 metros de altura (frente a los 381m del Empire State o los 417 de las desaparecidas Torres Gemelas) ya ha sido calificada como “democrática de verdad” por Nicolai Ouroussoff, el crítico de arquitectura de The New York Times. ¿Por qué? (Source: blogs.elpais.com/del-tirador-a-la-ciudad/ ).

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZE
Focal Length: 100 mm
Exposure: ¹⁄₈₀₀₀ sec at f/2.0
ISO: 50

Nueva York by Gehry.
267m, 76 floors.

Published: www.jondickins.com/2011/07/spruced-up-skyscraper-in-big-a...

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MONOFFICIAL, lluìs, M'dian, and 15 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. >caleb< 39 months ago | reply

    uf! buenisima

  2. lluìs 39 months ago | reply

    extraordinaria!!

  3. M'dian 39 months ago | reply

    A brilliant shot, my friend... really impressive!

  4. jikatu 39 months ago | reply

    Many thanks Ruth!

  5. nicodeuru1 38 months ago | reply

    Otra de tus fotos con look futurista, será por el B&W?

  6. jikatu 38 months ago | reply

    Creo que todo el mérito es de Gehry :) Abrazo!

  7. Xmural 34 months ago | reply

    A terrific photo!

  8. Xmural 34 months ago | reply

    Hope you don't mind - I have used your excellent photo to illustrate my blog post. I have, of course, credited you. Thank you.

    www.jondickins.com/2011/07/spruced-up-skyscraper-in-big-a...

  9. jikatu 34 months ago | reply

    Not only I don't mind, it's a honor for me. Thanks.

  10. brendoncardinal 32 months ago | reply

    I'm sold! I need to see this building first-hand right away!
    ~ Commented with Flickr Studio for iPad.

  11. jikatu 32 months ago | reply

    definitely a must see!

  12. brendoncardinal 32 months ago | reply

    It's on the top of my list!

  13. Solvemall.com 22 months ago | reply

    Thanks for licensing this as CC. We have used it to create one of crosswords in the Skyscraper Crosswords Collection at solvemall.com/crossword/collection/skyscrapers/
    A link back is provided under the crossword.

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