New York by Gehry at 8 Spruce Street

1st June 2011

Famed ’starchitect’ Frank Gehry has created one of the most breathtakingly original skyscrapers that you may see for some years, if not decades. The elegantly waved, stainless-steel façade looks at times a delicate veil, rippling in the wind, whilst at others a distorted Gotham-esque, surrealist’s wet-dream, as the tower’s unique twists and turns reflect the changing light of the day. Spectacularly individual, yet seemingly popular with the often fickle locals – the New York Times, architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff has declared it “the finest skyscraper to rise in New York since Eero Saarinen’s CBS building went up 46 years ago” and New Yorker magazine’s Paul Goldberger offering that it’s “the first thing built downtown since [1913] that actually deserves to stand beside [the Woolworth Building]” – Gehry’s 76-storey skyscraper is a new icon for perhaps the world’s most famous skyline.

via: www.weheart.co.uk

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