Frank Gehry's first skyscraper named best in the world
Architect beat 220 rivals to take crown
Frank Gehry’s first skyscraper, 8 Spruce Street in Manhattan, has been named the best in the world.
The tower, also known as New York by Gehry and The Beekman, won this year’s Emporis Skyscraper Award.
With its distinctive undulating facade, it was chosen for its “aesthetic and functional design” by the editors of the construction project database.
It beat off competition from 220 skyscrapers completed in 2011.
The jury said: “8 Spruce Street stands out even in Manhattan’s already remarkable skyline. It is a major new architectural landmark for New York.”