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Thursday24 July 2014

Frank Gehry's first skyscraper named best in the world

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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.”


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  • When certain people know certain people certain people get certain awards

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  • next time i will be on the other side if i need to take photo of the bridge

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  • The Emporis Award is clearly the American equivalent of the Carbuncle Cup, so a worthy winner then.

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  • tesserae

    Dictionary meaning of aesthetic - to do with beauty, or the appreciation of the beautiful, a work of ae., value, having developed a sense of beauty, from the Greek work meaning of sense perception.

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