Forest City to Unveil Frank Gehry’s First Manhattan Apartment Tower

In an effort to gin up publicity for Frank Gehry’s first Manhattan residential cloud-buster, the so-called Beekman Tower, developer Forest City Ratner will unveil the design in a ceremony on Friday afternoon.

The development will be Mr. Gehry’s second in Manhattan, following his wildly succesful design for the IAC headquarters on 11th Avenue.

The Beekman Tower is slated to rise 76 stories between Spruce and Beekman streets, with 903 market-rate rental apartments inside.

The 1.1 million-square-foot building will also house a public school and an ambulatory care center for New York Downtown Hospital.

Could an iteration of Ms. Brooklyn–the scrapped design for the centerpiece of Mr. Gehry’s and Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn–be coming to Manhattan?

We’ll find out soon.

Forest City to Unveil Frank Gehry’s First Manhattan Apartment Tower