Construction has surpassed the podium levels at 66 Hudson Boulevard, aka The Spiral, one of the largest buildings under construction in New York City. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and developed by Tishman Speyer, the 65-story 1,031-foot-tall skyscraper sits at the northernmost end of the first phase of Hudson Yards. Turner Construction Company is the construction manager and Banker Steel is in charge of fabricating the nearly $3.7 billion ground-up supertall.
New photos show workers forming the first several floors above the podium. It is only a matter of time until the signature stepped terraces begin to take shape around all four sides of the structure.
The steel superstructure has climbed several stories since our last update in late June. The building’s massive floor plates provide an early impression of the shear scale of the tower, which, along with the adjacent 50 Hudson Yards commercial supertall will transform the Midtown skyline and be clearly visible from New Jersey. Other office and hotel projects are set to be constructed in the vicinity and will further add to the growing density of the neighborhood.
Noteworthy at the moment is the presence of a number of slanted steel columns protruding from parts of The Spiral’s perimeter walls. It remains to be seen how these components factor into the architectural design.
Completion of The Spiral is likely going to happen around 2022.