New York by Gehry: Tallest Residential Tower in Western Hemisphere
At 76 floors and 870 feet tall (265m), New York by Gehry is the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere and a singular addition to the iconic Manhattan skyline. For his first residential commission in New York City, master architect Frank Gehry has reinterpreted the design language of the classic Manhattan high-rise with undulating waves of stainless steel that reflect the changing light, transforming the appearance of the building throughout the day.
The building features a staggering 903-units with over 200 unique layouts. The first five floors of New York by Gehry consist of commercial space along with a 100,000 square foot public school, the first ever built on private land. Below you will find full details on the building, interior, design and unique amenities along with stunning pictures of this iconic building. Enjoy!
New York by Gehry
Gehry’s innovative incorporation of bay windows creates the tower’s dynamic silhouette as well as an exceptional variety of panoramic views from within the residences. By shifting the bay windows from floor to floor and tailoring their configuration for each residence, Gehry has given residents the opportunity to, as he puts it, “step into space.”
New York by Gehry: Amenities
New York by Gehry’s 22,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenity spaces, together with comprehensive concierge and lifestyle services, offer residents an experience found only in world-class hotels and resorts.
New York by Gehry’s health and wellness amenities are filled with natural light and feature expansive Manhattan views. On the 7th floor a 50-foot swimming pool is set within a skylit space surrounded by a series of glass doors that retract fully, creating a seamless expanse of indoor and outdoor spaces from the pool to the wraparound sundeck.
A 3,300 square foot state of the art fitness center with a view of the Brooklyn Bridge and a spa treatment suite are both located on the 7th floor. The 8th floor offers a 1,200 square foot group fitness studio as well as yoga, pilates, and private training studios. Residents also have access to secure bike storage.
Throughout the 6th, 7th, and 8th floors, residents have exclusive access to indoor and outdoor social and entertainment amenities. On the southern side of the 6th floor the grilling terrace is outfitted with dining cabanas with picnic tables, café seating, and grills. From this terrace residents will enjoy stunning views of Cass Gilbert’s classic Woolworth building. The adjacent game room is furnished with custom designed seating by Gehry. On the 7th floor, overlooking City Hall Park to the north, a large Drawing Room with multiple seating areas and a grand piano is located adjacent to a private dining room.
Both can be reserved for residents’ events, which can be serviced from a chef’s demonstration and catering kitchen. The 8th floor offers a library with a well-curated selection of books and periodicals, a tweens’ den, a children’s playroom, and a screening room with Gehry-designed amphitheater seating that is also available for private events.
New York by Gehry: Floor Plans and Unit Rates
There are a total of 903 market-rate rental units with over 200 unique layouts and designs. Units range in size from studio apartments to 3-bedroom units. Gehry also designed all of the interior finishes in each unit, including cabinetry crafted in his signature honey-colored, vertical-grain Douglas Fir.
In addition, he designed sculptural residential entry door handles and hardware for New York by Gehry inspired by organic forms and movement. All residences are finished with white oak flooring, fitted with solar shades that offer privacy while preserving views, and outfitted with stainless steel Energy Star appliances and washer/dryer units.
Studios from $2,930
One bedrooms from $3,695
Two bedrooms from $6,045
Three bedrooms from $11,975 (starting on the 53th floor)
New York by Gehry: Architecture Design & Landscape
Wrapped in a stainless steel curtain-wall with glass panels, the Baroque-inspired New York by Gehry has the undulating, asymmetrical look of an iconic Frank Gehry building. Its folds were inspired by the work of 17th Century Italian sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini, although Gehry has made a point to distinguish these dramatic “Bernini folds” from the softer look of Michelangelo’s sculptural draping. The complex surface geometry of the building’s curtain wall was mapped by a computer software platform developed by Gehry Technologies called Digital Project.
The building’s 428,000 square feet of undulating curtain wall contains 270 tons of 18 gauge steel, hand-finished in Japan. Its engineering took three years and fabrication two years. The facade is constructed from 10,500 separate 1,000-pound sculptural panels, 9,000 of them unique.
New York by Gehry: The Views
Views from every direction and floor, at all times of the day and throughout the year, are limitless. Intimate perspectives of the Woolworth Building to the west are set against a breathtaking panorama that encompasses of the Hudson River. All five East River bridges and iconic midtown skyscrapers, including the Empire State and Chrysler buildings, unfold along the eastern and northern exposures. Views toward the northern horizon include Central Park and the George Washington Bridge. To the south and east, Manhattan is seen against the backdrop of the New York Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean.
New York by Gehry: Site History
The site, formerly owned by New York Downtown Hospital, previously served as a parking lot. In November 2003, the hospital solicited requests for proposals from real estate companies to develop the property. Forest City Ratner Companies was selected at the end of 2003 and purchased the land and development rights in December 2004.
The development cost of the building is $875 million. Forest City Ratner closed on $680 million in construction financing in March 2008. The $680 million in bonds—$204 million from the New York Liberty Bond Program—were issued by the NYC Housing Development Corporation. Institutions participating in the financing are Eurohypo AG; NORD/LB; ING Real Estate Finance, Fifth Third Bank, RBS Citizens, N.A. and Munich Re AG. National Electrical Benefit Fund (NEBF) provided a Mezzanine Loan and is Forest City Ratner’s equity partner in the project. Forest City subsidiaries retain 51 percent ownership of the property.
Architect & Design: Frank Gehry, Gehry Architects New York P.C.
Landscape Architect: Field Operations
Developer: Forest City Ratner Companies
Rental Marketing: Citi Habitats Marketing Group / Nancy Packes, Inc.
Building Management: Cooper Square Realty, Inc.
Amenities Management & Programming: Luxury Attaché
Size: 76 stories, 870 feet tall, 1.1 million square feet.
All information courtesy of www.newyorkbygehry.com
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