Tishman Speyer’s BIG Supertall Spiral Officially Breaks Ground, Hudson Yards

Daylight rendering of the skyline featuring 66 Hudson Boulevard. Credit: BIG/Tishman Speyer.Daylight rendering of the skyline featuring 66 Hudson Boulevard. Credit: BIG/Tishman Speyer.

The prominence of the Hudson Yards district continues to grow, and today, Tishman Speyer has announced the official start of construction for The Spiral. The 1,031-foot tall building will be the fifth supertall added to the area. An event to mark the occasion will be held this afternoon, and will conclude with the planting of a 20-foot Alaskan Cedar tree to serve as Hudson Boulevard & Park’s annual Christmas tree.

Rendering of 66 Hudson Boulevard showing cascading terraces. Credit: BIG/Tishman Speyer

Tishman Speyer originally paid $438 million for the site, and is expected to spend $3.2 billion on the tower. The supertall office building will yield 2.8 million square feet. Its anchor tenant, Pfizer, will occupy 18 floors.

Rendering of 66 Hudson Boulevard. Credit: BIG/Tishman Speyer.

Rendering of 66 Hudson Boulevard. Credit: BIG/Tishman Speyer.

BIG’s head architect Bjarke Ingels spoke to his desired goal, saying the building is, “designed for the people who occupy it. The Spiral ensures that every floor of the tower opens up to the outdoors creating hanging gardens and cascading atria that connect the open floor plates from the ground floor to the summit into a single uninterrupted workspace.”

Hudson Yards from 53 West 53rd Street, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Hudson Yards from 53 West 53rd Street, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

The site is right beside Hudson Yards, which has reactivated Midtown West with the largest development project in American history. Along with the Related Company’s $25 billion mega-development, construction is moving forward for Manhattan West and 50 Hudson Boulevard.

Aerial rendering showing 66 Hudson Boulevard. Credit: BIG/Tishman Speyer.

Permits were filed for The Spiral site in 2015. Approval was recently granted, in February of 2018, and completion is projected for 2022.

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