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Articles about "Frank Gehry"
Window Washers Now in High Demand
July 23, 2012
Glass buildings have surged in Manhattan over the past few years. And, consequently, so have window washers. The two trends go directly hand-in-hand. In the former age of brick and limestone, window washing was a no-brainer—a building’s superintendent could even take it on him or herself to spray a bit of Windex on the inside of windows and wipe it clean. Masonry, for example, can be washed as infrequently as once every 40 years. But now, with the increase in buildings that use reflective surfaces which need to be cleaned every two years, people who do window washing for a living are in high demand—the washing needs to be done on the outside for maximum reflectiveness, and if it’s a high-rise building in sore need of a spring cleaning, window washers are the only ones who can master the heights.Read More
Starchitect Frank Gehry Sets His Sights on a New Theater
September 21, 2011
Already an icon within the NYC architectural community, Frank Gehry, creator of such gems as 8 Spruce Street in Manhattan’s Financial District, has his sights set on developing a new theater. Designed for The Signature Theater Company, the project hopes to be a “Theatre community hub and a neighborhood destination, and has been designed to foster interaction among playwrights, collaborators, and the public.” Its location will be 555 West 42nd Street, between Dyer and 10th Avenues, and will be built within Clinton neighborhood’s MiMA building. The Signature Theater Company complex is planned to occupy an entire NYC block, and will include three general purpose theaters, a studio theater, a rehearsal studio as well as a public cafe and bookstore, hoping to be the home of eleven playwrights. Costing $66 million to develop, part of the financing will be provided by NYC, who is contributing roughly $25 million to the project. All of this under the watchful eye and tutelage of Frank Gehry, and promises to be yet another marvel within this “starchitect’s” storied career.Read More