For some time now, I've been thinking about when to write about Frank Gehry’s Beekman Tower at 8 Spruce Street. As the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere and the 11th tallest residential tower in the word, it certainly deserves a shout in a column titled “Look Up.” But I was unsure. Initially I wanted to distance my take from the hype. Then it started to feel like old news. After deciding it was finally time, I set out to shoot the building but ran into a much more interesting structure: The American Tract Society Building (150 Nassau St.).
Gehry will have to wait.