About Beekman Tower
The Beekman, also known as Beekman Tower a is a 76-story skyscraper designed by acclaimed architect Frank Gehry currently under construction in the New York City borough of Manhattan at 8 Spruce Street, just south of City Hall Plaza and the Brooklyn Bridge. It is also adjacent to the main campus of Pace University. The Beekman Tower will be one of the tallest buildings in New York City. Developed by Forest City Ratner , designed by Frank Gehry, construction to be completed by Kreisler Borg Florman. It will contain a public elementary school, which the Department of Education will own. It is slated to open in 2010. Its structural frame will be all reinforced concrete. The school will be sheathed in tan brick, covering the first five floors of the building. It will cover Pre-K through eighth grade. A 4th floor roof deck will hold 5,000 square feet (460 m) of outdoor play space. The school will take up approximately 100,000 square feet (9,300 m), and will seat 630 students. Above the elementary school will be a 903-unit luxury residential tower clad in stainless steel. It will not contain any units for purchase.