Steel in the News
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Posted by Andrew Steinkuehler on September 3, 2010 at 8:05 AM.
The new Beekman Tower rises 850 ft., adding a bit of skyline steel to Lower Manhattan.
The stainless steel facade of Frank Gehry’s latest conversation starter is nearing completion, with construction management firm Kreisler Borg Florman estimating an early September end date. Gehry’s envelope-pushing use of stainless steel is well documented, from the muscular whimsy of the Hotel Marques de Riscal to the gargantuan folds of the Bilbao Guggenheim.
In interviews, Gehry has said that the Beekman’s creased facade helps to “humanize the building,” bringing a vibrant, almost organic, quality to the 76-story residential skyscraper.
For background information on the Beekman Tower from the New York Times website, click here.