Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 6 March 2013
Residential Architecture: Frank Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown Santa Monica: “..Developers M. David Paul Associates and the Worthe Real Estate Group have commissioned Frank Gehry to design a mixed-use hotel and residential tower in his hometown of Santa Monica, California, USA. The 22-story “Ocean Avenue Project” aims to stimulate the coastal city’s economy with street-level restaurant and retail space below a 125-room hotel and 22-unit condominium tower topped with a rooftop observation deck. As for accommodating the car-centric lifestyle of the West Coast, resident and visitor parking will be available in a three-story subterranean garage beneath the tower. In addition, the developers plan to integrate a 36,000 square foot museum campus that will add a cultural perk to the development just North of its two-acre site..Although this project looks promising, the 244-foot, Gehry-esque tower is currently pending approval from the City. A vote by the end of March will decide its fate..”
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image: © Gehry Partners; article: Rosenfield , Karissa. “Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown Santa Monica” 04 Mar 2013.ArchDaily
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Posted by the editors on Saturday, 26 March 2011
Exterior facade of New York by Gehry (formerly known as Beekman Tower), 8 Spruce Street, New York
image: Gehry Partners/Designboom
The great design blog Designboom has published an update, with truly marvelous photos, of the wondrous New York by Gehry , designed, of course, by Frank Gehry, residential tower, formerly known as Beekman Tower, 8 Spruce Street, New York, now complete. Click here for their coverage.
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Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 15 February 2011
“New York by Gehry”, 8 Spruce Street, New York City, designed by Frank Gehry
image: “New York by Gehry” official site
The wondrous 8 Spruce Street, designed by Frank Gehry, and now known as “New York by Gehry, in New York City’s Financial District (FiDi) is now renting. Luxuriously appointed, thrillingly designed, and with breathtaking, to say the least, views, apartments can now be visited, and, yes, rented. You can also take a look at the official site, here, and read Curbed NY’s article, here, whether you intend to rent or not.
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Posted by the editors on Monday, 11 October 2010
Frank Gehry’s 8 Spruce Street (NYC) Residential Tower
image: Piotr Radinski for The New York Times
Fred A. Bernstein has written an interesting short article entitled “New Gehry Tower Prepares for Renters” in the Real Estate section of The New York Times looking at the possible trials and tribulations of renting apartments in the Frank Gehry-designed 8 Spruce Street (NYC) (the tower was briefly known as Beekman Towers) residential building with its “undulating skin that ripples like the Statue of Liberty’s gown, but in stainless steel rather than copper.” Including several quotes from Gehry on construction choices and costs. Gehry, himself, says that he doesn’t plan on renting an apartment there…
Some very nice photos in the slideshow, here.
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