Excavation Nearing Completion For BIG’s Supertall Spiral at 66 Hudson Boulevard, in Hudson Yards

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

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.

Overview of The Spiral at 66 Hudson Boulevard. Photo by Tectonic

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.

The two construction cranes erected next to West 34th Street and West 35th Street. Photo by Tectonic

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 core of The Spiral making good progress. Photo by Tectonic

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.

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

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.


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6 Comments on "Excavation Nearing Completion For BIG’s Supertall Spiral at 66 Hudson Boulevard, in Hudson Yards"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: No have bons mots on progress report in New York City, but under construction bonding the ground and top of the tower. Setbacks are the main spot when you looking like. (Thanks to New York City sky)

  2. Bed Stuy Native | February 18, 2019 at 9:07 am | Reply

    I got to say BIG has a lot of great projects but they are one of the most overrated firms out there. This is pretty much a inverted WTC 2 design. They really are starting to get boring and lazy with their designs. TBH there are only two building in the city that I really like which is the half pyramid on 57th and the twin spiral ones in Chelsea. Besides that they are very much overrate they really like to recycle their work.

  3. Even with the spiral setback, it’s an inelegant square. I love super tall, but even just a round or spired rooftop would enhance the looks of these new buildings. Sometimes you just have to use square to get the most living space, but even my ranch house had a pointed roof.

  4. These comments are spiraling out of control

    • I think it might be time to have a dedicated forum for discourse within the site? Taking off moderation has been mostly a blessing re: improved speed of discussion, but also….!!!!!

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