Frank Gehry celebrated his 82nd birthday on the 76th floor of his own perfect “New York” on Saturday evening.
The world’s most famous architect–how many others have guest-starred on The Simpsons?–was joined at his signature apartment building by pals Ben Gazzara, Bruce Ratner, Bono and Carl Bernstein (below) in a penthouse celebration. Read More
The Observer has been obsessing over Frank Gehry’s 8 Spruce Street, née Beekman Tower, for months now, even declaring it our favorite building of 2010. Yet try as we might, Times architecture critic Niccholai Ouroussoff remains the ultimate authority on buildings in the city and the world (for better or worse). Read More
Frank Gehry has designed the best building of the year, but could it get even better?
Our pal Bob Knakal talked to The Real Deal recently about 8 Spruce Street’s potential to break rental records, which would mean beating out buildings like the the Trump World Tower, the Time Warner Center and Read More
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We may have called Frank Gehry’s 8 Spruce Street, née the Beekman Tower, the best building of the year, but Real Deal architecture critic James Gardner hates the building inside and out.
Just as a peacock, under its feathers, is no different from a turkey, so 8 Spruce Street — shorn Read More
Who doesn’t love bartenders in bikinis? Besides the prudish Gray Lady, that is.
The Times has a story about Nassau Bar, located on the street bearing its name, a downtown institution to rival Fraunces Tavern where cheap shots and cold beers have been slung by bikini-clad bartenders since at least 1983. Tips are encouraged, Read More
“Where would you like to go?” a construction worker asked. Everyone was in hard hats.
“Uh, we’re going to 37, take us to–” someone started to say.
“Heaven!” Frank Gehry chimed in. “We’d like to go to heaven. Press heaven!”
As the recently installed elevator at 8 Spruce Street floated soundlessly upward, Mr. Gehry, the Read More
Frank Gehry-designed residential skyscraper, developed by Ratner, reaches 867 feet. It’s the city’s tallest! Read More
By Bruce Ratner’s telling, his deal to sell the Nets to Mikhail Prokhorov began in earnest this summer over dinner at the Russian billionaire’s home.
Mr. Ratner, on a tour Wednesday of his Frank Gehry-designed Beekman apartment tower under construction in Lower Manhattan, shared a few details about the recently announced deal, which is key Read More
A walk-through with Bruce Ratner of New York’s tallest residential tower. Read More
In an effort to gin up publicity for Frank Gehry’s first Manhattan residential cloud-buster, the so-called Beekman Tower, developer Forest City Ratner will unveil the design in a ceremony on Friday afternoon.
The development will be Mr. Gehry’s second in Manhattan, following his wildly succesful design for the IAC headquarters on 11th Avenue.
The Read More