Thursday, 16 September 2010

The rippling New York building which looks like the set of movie Inception


Rippling effect: The Beekman Tower in downtown Manhattan is the latest addition to the New York skyline

It looks like a scene from the movie Inception, where 'mind thief' Leonardo DiCaprio warps and reshapes buildings to show how you can control dreams.

But this rippling 76-storey megalith is actually a real-life building which stands in downtown Manhattan.

The Beekman Tower, which was designed by architect Frank Gehry, is the latest addition to the New York skyline and is set to be one of the city’s tallest buildings when it launches later this year.

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Eye sore: The building was designed by architect Frank Gehry and is 76 storeys high

Its undulating steel frame provides the illusion of movement, which is reminiscent of the transforming architecture in Christopher Nolan’s film which stars DiCaprio as a thief who extracts information from the subconscious mind of his victims while they dream.

The tower is situated south of City Hall Plaza and the Brooklyn Bridge and will consist of a public elementary school, luxury apartments, a space for New York downtown hospital and an underground public car park.

Gehry’s design was brought to life by New York developer Forest City Ratner.

The architect previously revealed that the design was inspired by the drapery in marble sculptures by17th-century Baroque artist Gianlorenzo Bernini.

False motion: The building's undulating steel frame provides the illusion of movement

Reminiscent: The transforming architecture in the movie Inception starring Leonardo DiCaprio

source: dailymail

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