In June, Tishman Speyer announced that construction would start for their 64-story supertall office tower in the Hudson Yards district, dubbed The Spiral, so named for BIG’s staircase terrace motif. The look is indicative of the modern collaborative style of workspace the architects and developers are working to create. Today, YIMBY has an update on progress, which appears to be making swift headway. The site’s official address is 509 West 34th Street.
The 2.85 million square foot tower is expected to cost $3.7 billion, averaging $1,320 per square foot. Pfizer has announced that they have signed a lease for 18 floors, totaling 800,000 square feet. The sturcture will top out at 1,031 feet, making it the fifth supertall to be added to the area. Six stories of the base, spanning 27,000 square feet, will create a retail center to draw in more foot traffic and improve the general appeal of the fast-changing area.
BIG’s head architect Bjarke Ingels previously spoke to his desired goal, saying the building is, “designed for the people who occupy it. The Spiral ensures that every floor of the tower opens up to the outdoors creating hanging gardens and cascading atria that connect the open floor plates from the ground floor to the summit into a single uninterrupted workspace.” Along with an open workspace, the tenants will benefit from sweeping views of the city and Hudson River.
Permits were approved this February, with completion expected by 2022.
Neighboring projects including Hudson Yards phase one and Manhattan West are already tidying up with their big towers. The next towers to rise at a similar stage of construction are Related’s 50 Hudson Yards and The Moinian Group’s 3 Hudson Boulevard, the former located across 34th Street, the latter situated across Hudson Park & Boulevard.