5. Beekman Tower (aka New York by Gehry)

Architect: Frank Gehry

Location: New York, NY

In March, Frank Gehry's first residential structure opened in Lower Manhattan. Formally known as the Beekman Tower, and otherwise known as New York By Gehry, the building boasts the architect's trademark visual language, undulating to successfully reinterpret the traditional look of a tower. At 870 feet tall, New York by Gehry is tallest residential structure in the western hemisphere. Pretty cool for that fact alone.