There is a new addition to New York’s skyline. Beekman Tower‘s developers could soon start giving out leases to units in this NYC skyscraper. The 76 storey building by Frank Gehry is the tallest residential tower not only in New York but in the Western Hemisphere. The units within the tower command fantastic views of the Big Apple.
Located south of City Hall Plaza and the Brooklyn Bridge, the Beekman Tower will house not only luxury apartments, but also a public elementary school, an underground public car park and eventually a downtown hospital. The building has been designed by Gehry and developed by Forest City Ratner for $875 million.
The Beekman Tower has on offer a range of units from studio to two-bedroom apartments. Not all the units are complete yet – the most expensive units will only go on sale next year – but lease signing is set to begin this month. Studio apartments should cost around $2,600 a month. The starting price for two-bedroom homes would be in the region of $5,800. The costliest units could command rents of nearly $15,000 per month.
Gehry recently conducted a walking tour of the building. Inside the apartments you will find parquet floors and minimalist décor. The bay windows command a wondrous view of the city.
81-year-old Gehry has designed many high-profile buildings like the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. He revealed that drapery in marble sculptures by 17th-century Baroque artist Gianlorenzo Bernini, provided inspiration for the Beekman Tower.