11 Feb

8 Spruce Street. Photo by Fred Conrad for the NYTimes.

“Your best work is your expression of yourself. Now, you may not be the greatest at it, but when you do it, you’re the only expert.” -Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry’s Spruce Street [formerly The Beekman] project is getting ready to debut!

The New York Times published an article entitled “Downtown Skyscraper for the Digital Age” this week.  The article detailed the development, construction and collaborative effort needed to produce this unique building on the outskirts of New York’s Financial District.

The beauty of the Spruce Street building is that “[T]he building’s exterior is made up of 10,500 individual steel panels, almost all of them different shapes, so that as you move around it, its shape is constantly changing” [Ouroussouf], and I feel fortunate to have been able to witness the construction project thanks to D.’s photographic forays.

Today I’m sharing the pictures again because I thought it would be nice to see the evolution all in one post.

Spruce Street - 2009. Photo by DMT

Spruce Street June 2010. Photo by DMT

Spruce Street September 2010. Photo by DMT

Spruce Street January 2011. Photo by DMT

I wish that I could afford to live in such an aesthetically beautiful piece of architectural magic!  It is a testimony not only to Frank Gehry’s architectural knowledge and skills, but also to his refusal to let anyone tell him his design dreams can’t come true.

For me, Spruce Street serves as a reminder to keep dreaming – and to believe that dreams can come true.

One Year to Move Soundtrack


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