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Gehry in Diapers

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What's with the weirdness at the top of Frank Gehry's Beekman Tower in FiDI? lets us know: "At the top of its concrete frame, which is currently at the 43rd of 76 total stories, a 'cocoon' system is affixed around the building...The cocoon is a 45-foot-tall wrap that encloses the upper three stories and top floor using aluminum columns attached to the structure, and heavy mesh netting between the columns. Because the building's façade is not flat, 'drawers' are built between the cocoon wall and the building floors, while "diapers" made from netting and metal rods form an extra shelf below the cocoon to catch anything that may slip through." Hehe, diapers. [; previously]