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For our fellow New York by Gehry obsessives, a few 8 Spruce Street factoids from Capital New York's lengthy look at the building's design: the bedrock of the building is 110 feet below street level. It was constructed using 280 million pounds of concrete and the "core-and-outrigger" method. "The floorplates must be positioned pretty much perfectly to accept the curtain wall, already tooled piece by piece to fit very precisely against the building's skeleton. The engineering of the building allowed the concrete embedments?essentially what attaches the curtain wall to the building?to be off by only one inch, and?of 12,000 embedments, only three or four were off by more than that." The more you know! [Capital]

8 Spruce Street

8 Spruce Street, New York, NY 10038