Bjarke Ingels’ 66-story Spiral tower tops out at Hudson Yards

January 28, 2021

The Spiral as of October 2020, © CityRealty

Bjarke Ingels’ new office tower with twisting terraces officially topped out at Hudson Yards this week. Aptly named The Spiral, the 66-story skyscraper reached its 1,031-foot pinnacle, developer Tishman Speyer announced on Tuesday. Upon its completion in 2022, the tower at 66 Hudson Boulevard will stretch a full block between West 34th and 35th Streets and contain 2.8 million square feet of office space and ground-floor retail.

The BIG-designed skyscraper’s most notable feature is its cascading series of landscaped terraces that wrap around the building’s exterior. With the terraces spiraling around each floor of the building, every tenant is guaranteed access to the outdoor space via light-filled indoor atriums.

Inside, there will be flexible open floor plans, floor-to-ceiling windows, super tall ceilings, and views that extend from the Financial District to Central Park.

Nearly three years ago, Tishman Speyer announced Pfizer, the biopharmaceutical company that recently co-developed the country’s first COVID-19 vaccine, would move its global headquarters to the building, taking up nearly 750,000 square feet across 14 floors. “We were proud when we first signed the lease with them,” Rob Speyer, president of Tishman Speyer, told the New York Post. “Now we’re over the moon.”


Renderings of The Spiral courtesy of Tishman Speyer

Law firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP will lease 13 floors and AllianceBernstein has inked a deal for 166,000 square feet across three and a half floors. According to the developer, just over 50 percent of the space is pre-leased, meaning nearly half of the office space is not leased.

“The Spiral represents the ideal collaborative workspace, now more important than ever, combining sustainable design with an elevated hospitality experience,” Rob Speyer said in a press release. “The continued rise of The Spiral is a testament to our vision and optimism for New York City’s future.”

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