Work is approaching topping out on 66 Hudson Boulevard, aka The Spiral, a 1,041-foot-tall commercial supertall in Hudson Yards and number seven on YIMBY’s December construction countdown. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and developed by Tishman Speyer, the skyscraper occupies a full block between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues and 34th and 35th Streets and will yield 2.85 million square feet of office space. Turner Construction Company is serving as the construction manager, Banker Steel is in charge of manufacturing the steel, and Permasteelisa is the contractor for the glass enclosure for the 66-story project, which is expected to cost $3.7 billion.
Recent photos show the stepped spiraling pattern becoming more apparent as the reflective glass continues installation. These setbacks will serve as landscaped outdoor terraces for office tenants on nearly every floor above the multi-story podium.
From afar, the mammoth steel tower makes a dramatic impact on the Hudson Yards skyline. The Spiral is climbing simultaneously with Foster + Partners‘ 50 Hudson Yards, where the large rectangular concrete core has recently topped out. Both properties will open with some of the largest amounts of office space of any commercial building in the city. Across West 35th Street from BIG’s project is Handel Architects‘ 451 Tenth Avenue, a 580-foot-tall mixed-use skyscraper that will extend the Hudson Yards skyline further north, gradually replacing the underdeveloped land of the far West Side of Midtown.
YIMBY estimates that The Spiral will finish construction sometime in 2022.