Birthday boy Frank Gehry, self-avowed non-starchitect, celebrated his 82nd on Saturday night in the penthouse atop the new 76-story Manhattan skyscraper that is named for him. Guests at this humble little affair included Bono, Candice Bergen, Mike Nichols, Ben Gazzara, Chuck Close, Larry Gagosian, Thomas Krens, Robert A.M. Stern, David Childs and many more luminaries. Developer Bruce Ratner presented the man of the hour with a 40-inch birthday cake shaped like a Gehry-esque tower, and God altered the elliptical orbit of the moon to create a lighting effect that helped New York by Gehry's steel curves shine extra bright above the Lower Manhattan skyline. Talk about connections!
· New York by Gehry [Official Site]
· 8 Spruce Street coverage [Curbed]