8 Spruce Street, New York NY
8 Spruce Street, originally known as Beekman Tower and currently marketed as NEW YORK BY GEHRY, is a 75 story skyscraper designed by Frank Gehry in the New York City borough of Manhattan, just south of City Hall Plaza and the Brooklyn Bridge. The building is the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere.
The Beekman Tower is set on a 42,000 sq. ft. site and houses a New York City Public School, office space for the New York Downtown Hospital, and over nine hundred residential units.
The classical proportions of the tower are conforming to the New York City setback rules creating a tall wedding cake design typical in the city. The wall of the tower undulates in soft folds reminiscent of fabric. The apartment windows perforate this sculptural stainless steel cladding. As the windows move out into the apex of the folds they create bay windows with window seats on the apartment interiors.
Each floor of the tower has a unique configuration, due to the undulating facade. Each residential unit has a unique shape where it connects with the exterior façade.
Cardoza Plumbing Corp’s, plumbing consisted of new street services, sitework, new source equipment, infrastructure and fit out of all floors including the school and the plaza fountain.