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Construction Watch: Gehry Rides the Wave Into FiDi

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For months, starchitect Frank Gehry has teased New Yorkers with the promise of some SoCal gnarly-ness down in the ever-so-serious Financial District. Now the curves are finally starting to show on his 76-story tower of luxury rentals down at 8 Spruce Street, aka Beekman Tower. We showed you the serious side of Frank a couple of weeks ago; today we're bringing you the first of the fun stuff. Frank's wavy metal top has started to rise from the big brick base and it's quite the juxtaposition. At first glance, this mix of materials seems like the strangest coupling since Gehry hooked up with partner Bruce Ratner, the man with the money behind this new Downtown landmark. Will it be a happy union?
· All Beekman Tower coverage [Curbed]

8 Spruce Street

8 Spruce Street, New York, NY 10038