The eighth-tallest building on our year-end countdown is The Spiral, a 1,041-foot commercial supertall at 66 Hudson Boulevard in Hudson Yards. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and developed by Tishman Speyer, the 66-story skyscraper will yield 2.85 million square feet of office space. Turner Construction Company is the general contractor, Banker Steel provided the steel work, and Permasteelisa is the façade contractor for the nearly $3.7 billion project, which spans a full block between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues and West 34th and 35th Streets.
The tower’s exterior has progressed since our last update in June, with work now complete on the ground floor and main lobby facing Bella Abzug Park. The secondary construction elevator has also begun disassembly from the northern elevation, leaving a gap in the curtain wall that will soon be filled in.
Work has also been progressing on the landscaping for the building’s signature stepped terraces.
Several high-profile tenants have signed leases at the Spiral, anchored by Pfizer with 746,000 square feet. Other tenants include Turner Construction Company with a 13-year, 75,000-square-foot lease; Alliance Bernstein with 166,000 square feet; HSBC with more than 265,000 square feet across three podium floors; NewYork-Presbyterian with a 75,000-square-foot suite on the second floor; and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP with 531,000 square feet.
Remaining office floors above the podium are available in three tiers: mid office floors on levels 21, 22, and 29 through 33 ranging from 43,904 to 49,566 square feet; upper office floors from levels 53 to 62 spanning 36,605 to 38,326 square feet; and penthouse office floors between levels 63 to 65 measuring 35,245 to 36,175 square feet. Amenities include a 66th-floor outdoor terrace on the southeast corner, a lounge, meeting and events spaces on the 66th floor called “Studio,” bike storage, and on-site executive parking for up to 30 vehicles for company leadership and C-Suite executives with charging stations for electric cars.
The complex will also house a new dining concept led by chefs Erik Ramirez and Juan Correa. The restaurant will be located on the ground floor at the corner of Tenth Avenue and West 34th Street.
The Spiral’s remaining construction should likely conclude within the first half of 2023.