Beekman Tower with Gehry Partners
As an Associate of Gehry Partners Judith K. Mussel was responsible for the facade design of the Beekman Tower. Her duties included the supervision of the design in the computer model and the coordination of all facade consultants and contractors.
Nicolai Ouroussoff in the New York Times on 05-31-08 “…Yet what makes the tower so intoxicating is the exterior skin. Before dreaming up the design, Mr. Gehry checked into a room at the Four Seasons Hotel and spent days gazing out at the skyline. He experimented with dozens of configurations, from stoic to voluptuous, before opting for facades etched with a series of soft, irregular folds.This pattern strikes a perfect note. The folds evoke rivulets of water, crinkled sheets of aluminum foil, melting ice; their effect will be heightened by light and shadow dancing across the surfaces over the course of a day…”
Gehry Partners: The Beekman Tower Project
A 1.1 million sq ft mixed used tower in Manhattan New York. The project includes 903 market rate rental apartments as well as a four-storey, 100,000 sq ft public school, a 21,000 sq ft ambulatory care center that will be used as doctor’s offices, 13,000 sq ft of neighborhood-oriented ground floor retail space and 26,000 sq ft of below-grade parking for 175 cars. The development will also feature two through-block public plazas designed by Field Operations in collaboration with Dutch planting designer Piet Oudolf.