Thanks to aerial photographs taken by Tectonic, we now have a clear overview of the current progress at 66 Hudson Boulevard, aka The Spiral. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and developed by Tishman Speyer, the site of the future supertall commercial office building is wrapping up excavation, and the two construction cranes assembled over the past couple of weeks are now fully operating.
The complex takes up one full city block and will rise 1,031 feet tall to the north of Hudson Yards, sitting along the eastern edge of Hudson Park. There will be 65 floors that will push the structure to supertall territory, and contain 2.85 million square feet. This is currently the eighth-tallest building in New York City under construction.
Four excavators are finishing up around the northern and western perimeter of the rectangular-shaped property. Two construction cranes are symmetrically placed on the sides, running along West 34th Street and West 35th Street. Work on the core is also underway, with construction workers laying a large amount of rebar for future concrete pours.
The foundation walls are also making steady progress as excavators continue to clear the way for the future concrete slabs. Several concrete column footings have been spotted and already completed on the eastern half of the foundation.
The $3.7 Billion project should easily reach street level by this summer. The stepped setbacks and tiered building massing should make the construction process fairly quick. Pfizer is currently the largest impending tenant, having committed to 800,000 square feet of leased space.
66 Hudson Boulevard will eventually stand to the north of Norman Foster’s design for 50 Hudson Yards, another massive commercial office tower under construction. Both skyscrapers have a completion target of 2022.