pacomartin
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December 14th, 2010 at 5:21:06 PM permalink
Some of you are familiar with the building in downtown Las Vegas designed by Frank Gehry for a clinic.


You might be interested to know that it's big brother in Manhattan has been topped out and will be open soon. It is at 8 Spruce Street, just south of City Hall Plaza and the Brooklyn Bridge. It is also adjacent to the main campus of Pace University. It is a fraction of a mile from the World Trade Center.
At 876' it is ranked #8 in height in NYC, well behind the 1250' of the Empire State Building.
DJTeddyBear
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December 14th, 2010 at 5:55:55 PM permalink
Very cool.

Unlike the building in Vegas which has a fake facade, it looks like the NYC building is more real. I.E. the windows actually are in those window openings.

I live in Northern NJ. I'll have to check it out in the spring.
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pacomartin
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December 14th, 2010 at 7:53:55 PM permalink
The answer to "what is the densest zip code in the USA?", is 10162 which is a single apartment building, called "The Pavilion" at 500 East 77 St NY, NY with 943 apartments. The Pavilion was built in the mid 1960's.

This Frank Gehry building will have almost as many apartments as the Pavilion, and include an elementary school. I don't think they will give it it's own zip code however. It's a 700 yard walk to the new World Trade Center building.

I wonder what the rent will be ? Nearby condominium buildings are $500K for a 500 square foot condo.
EvenBob
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December 14th, 2010 at 8:06:02 PM permalink
Makes feel like I have motion sickness just looking at it.
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