New York by Gehry – the first residential tower designed in New York City by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry – has redefined the skyline of Lower Manhattan.
The 76-storey high-rise offers dramatic living spaces, unsurpassed amenities and unobstructed 360-degree panoramic views from its 899 residences.
The tower’s skin is more characteristically Gehry, clad in 18-gauge stainless steel that ripples among the upper volumes as they step back.
In an earlier statement, the architect cited, as inspiration, the drapery in marble sculptures by17th-century Baroque artist Gianlorenzo Bernini.
The building’s folded surface, mapped by proprietary Gehry Technologies software called Digital Project, also impacts the interior experience.
Each of the tower’s floors is configured differently, yielding unique shapes for all 899 market-rate apartments. Most notably, residents can enjoy bay windows where the stainless steel “bubbles out.”
Residents have exclusive access to a 24-hour doorman, complete concierge services, and indoor and outdoor health, wellness, social, and entertainment amenity spaces. Many of these exceptional spaces can be reserved for residents’ events.
A broad range of amenities are offered to the residents such as grilling terrace with cabanas, sky-lit 50ft pool, fitness center with views of Brooklyn Bridge, spa, games room, library, Yoga and Pilates studio.
In addition to the apartment units, Beekman Tower contains a public school for 630 students designed by Swanke Hayden Connell Architects.
The 100,000-square-foot facility, along with a 21,000-square-foot medical center, is located in the building’s six-story podium.
Lining the east and west sides of the building are outdoor plazas, measuring 3,5000 square feet and 11,500 square feet, respectively.
Designed by Field Operations and Piet Oudolf, the public spaces feature illuminated planters, water fountains, and vine-covered sculptural elements that evoke Gehry’s architecture.