We just got back from our tour of New York by Gehry down at 8 Spruce Street (much more on that next week!), which opened mere days ago with rents starting at $2,630 per month. A word of warning: The amenities spaces won't be finished until late spring/early summer, so don't expect a peek inside the Tweens' Den or a dip in the sky-lit GehryPool on your visit. However, the full New York by Gehry website just launched, and there are renderings of some of those spaces, and a whole lot more!
We're talking sample floorplans, photos of the views and the epic reveal of the "sculptural residential entry door handles" designed by Franktastic himself. Fear not, that pulse-pounding movie is still there, too. Take a look at the gallery above for some highlights. Meanwhile, a Curbed tipster also had a tour today, and he writes in with this summary of the action and another reveal: one month free!
Hey Curbed. I just got a tour of Gehry’s tower on Spruce Street as a “prospective renter”. I signed up on their website a month ago, and got a phone call to invite me to come see some units. The nice thing is that the sales staff are friendly and low-key, with no high pressure sales pitch. Curbed readers can go to take a peek without fear of being discovered as a low-income fraud (like me). I went on a Friday lunch break and the place was devoid of gawkers, but I think weekends will be a mad-house. The rental office on the 37th floor has jaw-dropping views to the east, north and west and is furnished with Gehry furniture and several architectural study models done by Gehry’s office during the design process – an interesting peek into the mind of the designer. After filling out a form, my friend and I were whisked off to several one-bedrooms on the 7th and 9th floors. The layouts and level of finish are all pretty nice and very livable, but the corner units are where it’s at in this building. Tons of glass. Great for entertaining. The south-facing units have great light, but the flat façade makes for a dull floor plan, and the view isn’t as nice until you get above the adjacent buildings (30th floor?). Pricing of these units were approx $3700 to $4600 per month (first month free!). Access to the amenities floors (gym, pool, party rooms, cinema, etc) costs an additional $300 per year.
My friend feigned interest in renting a two bedroom, so we were shown three units on the 38th floor. All of the two bedrooms we saw were great, and the views were amazing. Windows in the kitchen and the bathroom. My favorite unit has a glass-doored shower facing a floor-to-ceiling window. Nudity and views! These were going for approx $6700-$7200.
· New York by Gehry [Official Site]
· All coverage of what was once called Beekman Tower [Curbed]