Tishman Speyer’s BIG Supertall Spiral Gets Ready To Rise Above Ground at 66 Hudson Boulevard, In Hudson Yards District

Night rendering of the New York City skyline featuring 66 Hudson Boulevard. Credit: BIG/Tishman Speyer.

Taking up one full block bound by West 34rd Street, West 35th Street, Tenth Avenue, and Eleventh Avenue, 66 Hudson Boulevard is currently the eighth-tallest building under construction in YIMBY’s end-of-year countdown. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, the glass commercial office supertall will literally put a spin on the idea of the outdoor terrace. The 65-story tower is being developed by Tishman Speyer, with foundations already progressing for the 1,031-foot-tall and 2.85 million square foot structure. The official non-marketing address for the project is 509 West 34th Street.

Foundations for The Spiral on the western end of the site. Photo by Michael Young

Excavation at the site back in early December. Photo by Marty Dispaquale

Foundation walls on the southern end are being formed and constructed. Photo by Marty Dispaquale

The site sits to the north of Norman Foster’s 50 Hudson Yards, which also takes up an entire parcel of land in the Hudson Yards District. Both projects required the demolition of old on-site buildings before excavation could begin. Future access for the two towers and the rest of Hudson Yards is readily available from the 7 train entrance at the southern tip of Hudson Park, on West 34th Street.

The Spiral with Related’s Hudson Yards in the background, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

The Spiral’s architectural makeup consists of a three-tiered building massing. It is defined by the multiple levels of outdoor green terraces on every floor. They are connected and arranged in continuous diagonally-stepped setbacks up all four sides, from the podium to the flat top of the rectangular-shaped tower. There will be landscaping and trees on all terraces, including the building’s lower podium.

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

What makes this concept unique is the idea that every floor has access to the outside and greenery, no matter how high. Unlike other buildings that may only have one green roof or terrace, or several outdoor terraces separated between multiple floors, this concept ensures easy access and a breathable floor plan that lets workers move in and out without taking an elevator up or down for outdoor access. Spectacular views of the Hudson River, the Midtown skyline, and the morning sunrise and evening sunsets are another benefit of the tower’s profile and location.

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

As of now, foundation work is expected to be finished in the coming weeks before the structure begins ascending vertically above street level. The Spiral will extend the skyline of the Hudson Yards district to the north, and form a new section of tall buildings against the rigid grid of Manhattan. Pfizer is currently the largest future tenant, having signed for 800,000 square feet of space. The project is expected to cost around $3.7 billion.

Completion of The Spiral is expected sometime in 2022.

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5 Comments on "Tishman Speyer’s BIG Supertall Spiral Gets Ready To Rise Above Ground at 66 Hudson Boulevard, In Hudson Yards District"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: To the scenes of new progress I hit its setbacks so much, guarantee by the tower on fullness with light at night. (Thanks to Michael Young)

  2. I only goes half way to 11th ave

  3. This is a tower that should stand alone to be appreciated from all sides. Unfortunately it will not look like on the first rendering. It will be hidden behind other supertalls from most perspectives.

  4. Tower outside of original Related Oxford Hudson Yards, located in Hudson Yards District, and along with nearby 3 Hudson Yards its only office skyscrapers there, majority other buildings north from Hudson Yards will be residential and hotels. However it will be almost blended up with Main Campus of Hudson Yards, and creating huge office district along with nearby, across the Tenth Avenue, Manhattan West. Bigger even than rebuilt WTC complex, including not built yet WTC 2. Why Amazon not taking headquarters in that building???

  5. Where is the moinian building in position to norman foster and BIG?

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