What are tomorrow’s buildings today? Mary Anne Gilmartin

MaryAnne Gilmartin, Executive Vice President, Commercial & Residential Development, Forest City Ratner

Having spearheaded some of the most publicized projects in New York of recent memory, Forest City Ratner’s MaryAnne Gilmartin has encountered a range of stakeholders — from small-business owners and community activists to the Paper of Record and the New Jersey Nets.

Her projects include Renzo Piano’s Midtown-Manhattan New York Times Building, SHoP’s under-construction Barclays Arena in Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards, and the subject of this conversation, New York by Gehry, aka 8 Spruce Street, which the Nicolai Ouroussoff deemed “the finest skyscraper to rise in New York since Eero Saarinen’s CBS building.” With 76 stories and one million square feet, it is the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere. But is it a building of tomorrow? #wood10511


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