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 in Lower Manhattan, just south of City Hall Plaza and the Brooklyn Bridge.
According to official website, reaching 265 meters (870-feet) high, New York by Gehry is the 11th tallest residential tower in the world and the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere as of date 2011. The tower contains only rental units (898 in total), something of a rarity in New York’s Financial District and somewhat resembles Aqua, a Chicago skyscraper, in height and form. The building was developed by Forest City Ratner, designed by Frank Gehry Architects, WSP Cantor Seinuk Structural Engineers 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.
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