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
Nueva York by Gehry.
267m, 76 floors.