Construction on Bjarke Ingels Group‘s 66 Hudson Boulevard, aka The Spiral, is around one-third of its full architectural height. The massive $3.7 billion Hudson Yards supertall is being built directly across the street to the north of Foster + Partners‘ 50 Hudson Yards, which has been rising neck and neck with BIG’s 66-story design throughout most of 2020. Tishman Speyer is the developer, Turner Construction Company is the construction manager, and Banker Steel is in charge of manufacturing the steel for the 1,031-foot-tall skyscraper.
Recent photos from street level and from across the Hudson River show The Spiral’s growing presence on the skyline. When topped out, the structure’s roof will eclipse 35 Hudson Yards by a mere 21 feet. At the moment, the thick reinforced concrete core of 50 Hudson Yards has a slight lead on The Spiral, though its assembly of floors is slightly behind.
The diagonal columns that transfer the loads of the skyscraper below and above the cascading setbacks are becoming more apparent as the white fireproofing spray is applied to all of the steel components. These structural elements will eventually be covered by a glass envelope. Installation of the panels has been on hold for the past several months and Permasteelisa, the contractor for the curtain wall of The Spiral, will resume work in a couple of weeks.
Future office occupants will be able to step out onto the landscaped terraces, which will feature tall trees and shrubbery, for views of the Vessel, the Hudson River, the Empire State Building, and the supertalls along Billionaires’ Row.
The Spiral is estimated to be finished sometime in 2022.