Exterior work is progressing on The Spiral, a 66-story, 1,041-foot-tall commercial supertall at 66 Hudson Boulevard in Hudson Yards. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and developed by Tishman Speyer, the structure occupies a full block between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues and 34th and 35th Streets and is poised to yield a whopping 2.85 million square feet of office space. Turner Construction Company is serving as the construction manager, Banker Steel is in charge of manufacturing the steel, and Permasteelisa is the contractor for the glass enclosure for the project, which is expected to cost $3.7 billion.
Recent photographs show the climbing assembly of glass panels continuing to distinguish the signature stepped terraces, which will serve as landscaped amenity spaces for every office floor. About two-thirds of The Spiral is now enclosed, while the upper portion is quickly undergoing the process of fireproofing. Parts of the safety cocoon netting remain around the perimeter of the flat roof parapet and should steadily be removed piece by piece as work progresses on the steel crown. It’s likely that the entire envelope will be fully in place in the coming months, probably by mid to late summer. It will also be a matter of time before we start to see the construction cranes being removed.
The Spiral stands as the tallest building to the north of Related Companies’ first phase of Hudson Yards and will likely hold that title for a number of years. There are several other nearby high rises under construction, mostly around Eleventh Avenue by the Jacob K. Javits Center. However these will be nowhere near the supertall height of BIG’s design, which is currently Bjarke Ingel’s tallest realized design in New York City.
The Spiral is predicted to finish construction sometime in 2022.