Manhattan’s skyline gains another skyscraper and this one towers 65-stories high in Hudson Yards.
On Tuesday, January 26th, Tishman Speyer President and CEO Rob Speyer celebrated Hudson Yards newest tower, The Spiral, topping out at 1,031 ft tall, joined by Gary LaBarbera, President of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, Peter Davoren, President and CEO of Turner Construction Company and a group of trade partners.
To be completed by 2022, The Spiral was designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and features a “cascading series of landscaped terraces and hanging gardens as its signature element. The terraces will ascend, one per office floor, in a spiraling motion to create a unique, continuous green pathway that wraps around the façade of the tower,” said a recent press release. The many terraces ensure that each tenant on every floor will have access to outdoor space.
“The architecture features unique, classic Manhattan step-backs that twist and taper towards the sky, allowing light and air to reach the streets below,” said the building’s website. According to Rob Speyer, “The Spiral represents the ideal collaborative workspace, now more important than ever, combining sustainable design with an elevated hospitality experience…[t]he continued rise of The Spiral is a testament to our vision and optimism for New York City’s future.”
The tower will encompass 2.85 million square feet, noted Tishman Speyer. The building will feature views of Midtown, the Financial District, Central Park, and the Hudson River with floor-to-ceiling windows. The base floor will include approximately 25,000 square feet of first-class retail.
Already 51% of the tower’s collaborative office space has been pre-leased, including 746,000 square feet for the new global headquarters of Pfizer, the biopharmaceutical company that helped co-develop the first U.S. approved Covid-19 vaccine.
The building offers multi-purpose work spaces, opportunities for short-term leasing, and fine dining options. Supporting eco-friendly commute options, the building even includes a bicycle storage room and sheltered parking with charging stations for electrical cars.
The tower’s location takes over the entire city block between 34th & 35th St right in Hudson Yards. With close distance to Port Authority, Lincoln Tunnel, West Side Highway, Penn Station, and the 7 train, commuting has never seen such convenience!
The Spiral will fit in beautifully with the growing neighborhood that has been undergoing much development with a strong emphasis on green construction.
“The Spiral draws its sustainable and landscaped inspiration from the acres of newly developed green space adjacent to it, including the final phase of the High Line and the 550-acre Hudson River Park, with its miles of bike and jogging paths,” shared Tishman Speyer. The Spiral’s construction is being built to a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Standard.
Located: 66 Hudson Boulevard, New York
featured image source: Courtesy of Tishman Speyer