You Can Finally Rent a Piece of New York… by Gehry, That Is

Much has been made of the fact that Frank Gehry’s spetacular apartment tower at 8 Spruce Street boasts hundreds of different facade panels to create its unusual rippling exterior. Less known is that all those curves in the building now known as New York by Gehry also create more than 200 different apartment layouts within the 903-unit, 76-story tower.

About 100 of those apartments are now, after months of waiting, finally for rent, at prices that are anticipated to break records in the city’s rental market. Simple studios—is anything simple where Gehry is concerned?—start at $2,630-per-month, one-bedrooms are $3,580, and two-bedrooms $5,945. A new rental gallery has just opened on the 37th floor, and renters will be able to tour 18 different model units.

“We knew that Frank’s first-ever tower would transform the city’s skyline, and felt it was critical that the entire building bear the indelible Frank Gehry imprint,” developer Bruce Ratner said in a release. “We’re thrilled we were able to realize Frank’s vision and achieve a level of excellence that raises the bar.”

Here’s to keeping that bar rising.

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You Can Finally Rent a Piece of New York… by Gehry, That Is