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Beekman Tower (8 Spruce Street) in New York by Frank Gehry

March 26th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal

8 Spruce Street, originally known as Beekman Tower and currently marketed as New York by Gehry, is a 76-story skyscraper designed by architect Frank Gehry in the New York City borough of Manhattan at 8 Spruce Street, just south of City Hall Plaza and the Brooklyn Bridge.

At 870 feet tall, New York by Gehry is the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere and a singular addition to the iconic Manhattan skyline. For his first residential commission in New York City, master architect Frank Gehry has reinterpreted the design language of the classic Manhattan high-rise with undulating waves of stainless steel that reflect the changing light, transforming the appearance of the building throughout the day. Gehry’s distinctive aesthetic is carried across the interior residential and amenity spaces with custom furnishings and installations.

  • Architect: Frank Gehry
  • Location: 8 Spruce Street, New York City, New York, United States
  • Coordinates: 40°42’39?N 74°00’20?W
  • Status: Complete
  • Groundbreaking: 2006
  • Opening: 2011
  • Use: Mixed-use
  • Height: Roof 867 ft (267 m)
  • Floor count: 76
  • Floor area: 1,000,000 sq ft (93,000 m2)
  • Structural engineer: WSP Cantor Seinuk
  • Developer : Forest City Ratner
  • Owner: Forest City Ratner
  • Management: Cooper Square Management
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  • Article source: Wikipedia &

Beekman Place New York by Frank Gehry

8 Spruce Street is the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere. The building was developed by Forest City Ratner, designed by Frank Gehry, and constructed by Kreisler Borg Florman. It contains a public elementary school, which the Department of Education owns. It opened in February 2011. Its structural frame is made of reinforced concrete.

Beekman Tower

Public elementary school
The school is sheathed reddish-tan brick, and covers 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2) of the first five floors of the building.[3] It will host over 600 students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade classes. A fourth floor roof deck will hold 5,000 square feet (460 m2) of outdoor play space.

Beekman Tower

Luxury rentals
Above the elementary school is a 903-unit luxury residential tower clad in stainless steel. It does not contain any units for purchase. The apartments range from 500 to 1,600 square feet (150 m2), and consist of studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom units. All units are priced at market-rate, with no low or moderate income-restricted apartments.

Beekman Tower

Other space
The building also includes space for New York Downtown Hospital. The hospital will take up 25,000 square feet (2,300 m2), and will have public parking below ground. There will be public plazas on both the east and west sides of the building, one 11,000 square feet (1,000 m2) and the other somewhat smaller. Street-level retail, totaling approximately 1,300-2,500 square feet, is included as part of the project.

Apartment Interior with Bay Windows in Gehry Style

Inside details

Gehry’s innovative incorporation of bay windows creates the tower’s dynamic silhouette as well as an exceptional variety of panoramic views from within the residences. By shifting the bay windows from floor to floor and tailoring their configuration for each residence, Gehry has given residents the opportunity to, as he puts it, “step into space.”

Drawing room


Swimming pool

Facade detail

Facade detail

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Views from every direction and floor, at all times of the day and throughout the year, are limitless. Intimate perspectives of the Woolworth Building to the west are set against a breathtaking panorama that encompasses of the Hudson River. All five East River bridges and iconic midtown skyscrapers, including the Empire State and Chrysler buildings, unfold along the eastern and northern exposures. Views toward the northern horizon include Central Park and the George Washington Bridge. To the south and east, Manhattan is seen against the backdrop of the New York Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean.

Beekman Tower

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