7. New York by Gehry is One of the Tallest Residential Buildings in the World

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At 870 feet and 76 stories, New York by Gehry was Frank Gehry’s first residential commission in New York City. Forest City Ratner had seen a Gehry submission for the new New York Times building and invited Gehry to design the forthcoming residential tower. Today, it is the 26th tallest completed residential building in the world. It contains 280 million pounds of concrete, 13.2 million pounds of reinforcing steel, 270 tons of stainless steel from Japan, and weighs approximately 175,000 tons. These fun facts and more are displayed in the management office.