The Spiral (New York City)

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The Spiral
Former namesHudson Spire, 509 West 34th Street
General information
StatusUnder construction
TypeCommercial
Location66 Hudson Boulevard, Manhattan, New York
Coordinates40°45′17″N 73°59′59″W / 40.754801°N 73.999835°W / 40.754801; -73.999835
Estimated completion2022
Height
Roof1,031 feet (314 m)
Technical details
Floor count65
Floor area2,850,000 square feet (265,000 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectBjarke Ingels Group
DeveloperTishman Speyer

The Spiral, also known as 66 Hudson Boulevard, is a 65-floor skyscraper under construction in Hudson Yards, Manhattan, New York City. The project was announced in 2016 by real estate developer Tishman Speyer as a 1,005 foot skyscraper with 2.85 million square feet and 65 floors.[1] The tower is being designed by Danish architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group, which also designed the nearby West 57.

The Spiral will be located on 34th Street between Hudson Boulevard and Tenth Avenue. When completed, The Spiral will join other developments made possible by rezoning, including Hudson Yards, 3 Hudson Boulevard and Manhattan West. A distinguishing feature of the proposed building is that each floor will have outdoor gardens that will spiral around the building.

History[edit]

The tower was initially conceptualized in 2014 as the Hudson Spire, with a 1,800 feet (550 m) roof height a 2,000 feet (610 m) architectural height. It was marketed as the tallest building in the United States and the Western Hemisphere.[2]

In late 2015, Tishman Speyer paid $25 million to two men who refused to move from their apartment at 10th Avenue and West 34th Street, the future site of the Spiral. In exchange, the men agreed to leave the premises and moved to another building. The developer had spent $438 million on the property and its surrounding area, but despite a court order in Tishman Speyer's favor, the pair had remained until the payout was awarded.[3]

New renderings released in 2016 show a 1,005 foot tower lined with a "cascading series of landscaped terraces and hanging gardens."[4] In August 27, 2017, pharmaceutical firm Pfizer announced plans to move the company's world headquarters into 800,000 square feet (74,000 m2) in the new building, taking up floors 7 through 21.[5] The company officially signed a 20-year lease in April 2018, in conjunction with Blackstone providing a $1.8 billion construction loan, one of the largest such loans in New York City history.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tishman Speyer files plans for $3.2B Hudson Yards tower". The Real Deal New York. September 29, 2016. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  2. ^ Hana R. Alberts (February 6, 2014). "Meet Hudson Spire, The U.S.'s 'Potential Future Tallest Tower'". Curbed NY. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  3. ^ "Battling Hudson Yards project got these 2 tenants $25M — and new luxury digs". New York Post. October 6, 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "hudson yards - Part 4". 6sqft. March 29, 2016. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "Pfizer set to move into The Spiral on far West Side". New York Post. August 25, 2017. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  6. ^ "Tishman Speyer picks up Pfizer as anchor tenant for Spiral, lands mammoth construction loan". The Real Deal. April 10, 2018.

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Coordinates: 40°45′17″N 73°59′59″W / 40.754801°N 73.999835°W / 40.754801; -73.999835