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New York by Gehry

New York City, NY United States

Gehry Partners, LLP


Project Description

Ellison Bronze, Inc., the inventor of the balanced door and provider of the highest-quality marquee entrances in the industry, offers its custom door systems to New York by Gehry at 8 Spruce Street in New York City. The stainless steel doors offer a timeless appeal that complements the building’s grand architecture, while providing unmatched durability.

New York by Gehry is the first New York City residential commission for architect Frank Gehry. Rising 870 feet above lower Manhattan, the 76-story building is one of the tallest residential towers in the Western Hemisphere. Gehry reinterpreted the traditional New York high rise and the structure stands out against neighboring buildings with its distinctive exterior façade. The skyscraper features curved stainless steel cladding that resembles vertical ripples, making it an iconic addition to the New York City skyline.

The Ellison entry doors lead into the lobby featuring Gehry’s signature honey-colored horizontal grain Douglas Fir walls and a Gehry-designed, organic-shaped concierge desk. New York by Gehry’s exterior folds creates 200 unique apartment floor plans and panoramic views. Gehry selected all the interior finishes and fixtures for the residences. Residents of New York by Gehry have access to 22,000 square feet of health, wellness, entertainment, social and outdoor amenity spaces.


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New York by Gehry
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  • Owner/Developer: Forest City Ratner Companies 
  • General Contractor: Kreisler Borg Florman General Construction Company 
  • Storefront contractor: S&C Products Corp. 
  • Ellison representative: Mackenzie Door Company 
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Specified Products

Ellison Bronze Tempered glass and narrow stile balanced door

New York by Gehry contains three single custom Ellison balanced doors at the main lobby entrance. Each door features stile and rail construction of stainless steel material, type 316 with satin finish—providing a transparent aesthetic for the glass-enclosed lobby. One door unit includes Ellison PowerNow power operation functionality, facilitating optimal access for all users.

Like New York by Gehry, Ellison balanced doors are stunning in appearance and high-performing. While Ellison balanced doors consist of sturdy components, the heavy and durable doors can still be opened with ease due to their construction and hinging hardware. A balanced door features an inset pivot point at two-thirds the width of the door, creating a balance that distributes the weight so the door requires little force to open. The inset balancing point allows for an easier open force, even against external winds and internal building stack pressure.

Unlike conventional entry doors, an Ellison formed-up door features a solid sub-frame, which is made of minimum .09-inch thick material. The external door skins are spot welded at close intervals to the internal channel components, yielding an extremely durable unitized construction. Due to their superior craftsmanship, Ellison doors have a long lifespan while enduring to New York’s hot summers, cold winters and demanding inhabitants.



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