The raves are in and now it's time for the renting to begin! Frank Gehry's 76-story tower of rippling steel at 8 Spruce Street, referred to by some as the best new New York City skyscraper in decades but officially being marketed as "the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere," is open for business. Formerly the Beekman Tower, now New York by Gehry, the 870' tall building has a 37th floor rental gallery and 18 studio, one- and two-bedroom model apartments on view by appointment only. Call 212-877-2220 to be one of the first to check out those bay windows in the City Hall region's new steel-clad slab of starchitecture. Citi Habitats Marketing Group and Nancy Packes, Inc. are leading the leasing and marketing.
The building has 903 total apartments that start on the seventh floor, and over 200 layouts to choose from. Rents start at $2,630 for studios, $3,580 for one-bedrooms and $5,945 for two-bedrooms. Much has been made of the building's shape and the involvement of the legendary architect, but what can tenants expect once they've moved into the place, other than those views? Lots of fun in the Lower Manhattan sun.
Here's the amenities rundown:
Residents of New York by Gehry will have exclusive access to a 24-hour doorman, a porte cochère for vehicles, a full-service concierge, and 22,000 square feet of health, wellness, social, and entertainment amenity spaces. A 6th floor Grilling Terrace with stunning views of the Woolworth building is outfitted with dining cabanas, picnic tables and café seating. The adjacent Game Room is furnished with custom seating by Frank Gehry. On the 7th floor, a 50-foot swimming pool in a sky-lit space is surrounded by fully-retracting glass doors, creating a seamless expanse of indoor and outdoor spaces that includes a wraparound sundeck. Overlooking City Hall Park to the north, a large Drawing Room with a grand piano is adjacent to a Private Dining Room. Both can be reserved for resident events and serviced from a Chef’s Demonstration and Catering Kitchen. A Spa Treatment Suite and state-of-the-art Fitness Center with views of the Brooklyn Bridge are located on the 7th floor. The 8th floor offers Group Fitness, Pilates and Private Training Studios as well as a Library, a Tweens' Den, a Children’s Playroom, and a Screening Room with Gehry-designed amphitheatre seating.
Yep, NYC now has what must be the world's first Frank Gehry-designed Tweens' Den. Surely that must impress Donald Trump! For those already out their doors to get a peek inside the Beek, send your early impressions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
· New York by Gehry [Official Site]
· Beekman Tower coverage [Curbed]