YIMBY Scopes The Views From The Spiral At 66 Hudson Boulevard In Hudson Yards, Manhattan

The Spiral. Photo by Michael Young

YIMBY went to take in the views from The Spiral, a 66-story supertall commercial skyscraper at 66 Hudson Boulevard in Hudson Yards. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and developed by Tishman Speyer, the 1,041-foot-tall structure will yield 2.85 million square feet of office space and is expected to cost nearly $3.7 billion. Turner Construction Company is managing construction, Banker Steel provided the steel work, and Permasteelisa served as the contractor for the reflective floor-to-ceiling glass enclosure for the property, which occupies a full city block between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues and 34th and 35th Streets.

Since our last update in July, façade work has concluded on the tower and work has shifted to the terraces and the interiors.

The Spiral. Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photographs taken from the stepped outdoor terraces across the lower half of the building provided expansive views of the Midtown skyline with nearly every notable tall building in sight. All the skyscrapers and supertalls surrounding Billionaires’ Row, One Vanderbilt, the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, the residential construction in NoMad, the New Yorker Hotel, and Manhattan West are the most prominent features when looking to the east.

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

There are also clear vistas of the World Trade Center and the entire Lower Manhattan skyline to the south with the Verrazzano Narrow Bridge also peeking from behind the cluster of buildings making up the Financial District.

Photo by Michael Young

Looking west, tenants will have a perfect view of the expansive pedestrian plaza of Hudson Yards with Thomas Heatherwick’s Vessel at center stage and now decorated with warm colored Christmas lights on every level. The other mix of office and residential edifices with their distinctive curtain wall designs added to the colorful and dramatic sunset as it descended to the southwest. Summer months will have the sun set further up the horizon, directly across the Hudson River. There is also a good vantage point of the Jacob K. Javits Center and the new construction lining Eleventh Avenue.

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Some of the outdoor terraces already have ivory and other green shrubbery planted on them. Below is an example of a green wall on one of the lower floors above the podium.

Photo by Michael Young

The Spiral is expected to be finished sometime next year.

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13 Comments on "YIMBY Scopes The Views From The Spiral At 66 Hudson Boulevard In Hudson Yards, Manhattan"

  1. David : Sent From Heaven. | November 19, 2021 at 8:19 am | Reply

    Everywhere I looked, I saw tall buildings standing. It is one of the highlights, on a large city; as well as supertall at night to spread the light: Thanks to Michael Young.

  2. I wonder if people will jump off of it. They did this with the other art structure thst is now closed down. Make the walls higher for there are many depressed that will jump. Or they might be pushed off. In Shanghai they have it enclosed but you can see through the floor.

    • They wont’t have access – those terraces are only available to the corporate tenants on those floors. There haven’t been too many corporate jumpers since the great crash of 1929, 92 years ago. So, in a nutshell – just stop it.

    • This isn’t an observation deck for tourists. It’s an office building.

  3. Any idea when the next section of Bella Abzug Park will open up? It looks planted and almost complete in the pictures.

  4. Not quite seeing the “spiral” part? Should have been round or oval shaped!

  5. I really like the Spiral. The large bulk of it is really impressive, and I think the spiral element is quite neat. It’s not stunning, but it is pretty cool-looking.

  6. More great photography. London Terrace looks like a giant Staten Island Ferry washed ashore

  7. That’s not London Terrace. It’s 111 8th Ave (Google)

  8. That is not London Terrace. It is the former Port Authority Office Building (now Google).

  9. Nice building, Hudson Yards became like mini city…
    But what’s about famed, fabled and doomed “3 Hudson Yard Blvd”…
    Stalled now indefinitely…
    Like 2 WTC…
    But at least 66 Hudson Yards Blvd Spiral building have built already!!! On rendering was better, but it is, what is it!!!

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