Developer Tishman Speyer has commissioned BIG to design a new office tower on the northern end of the High Line at Hudson Yards in New York City. Dubbed "The Spiral," the 1005-foot-tall tower is named after its defining feature - an "ascending ribbon of lively green spaces" that extend the High Line "to the sky," says Bjarke Ingels.
"The Spiral combines the classic Ziggurat silhouette of the premodern skyscraper with the slender proportions and efficient layouts of the modern high-rise," adds Ingels. "Designed for the people that 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 work space. The string of terraces wrapping around the building expand the daily life of the tenants to the outside air and light.”
The 2.85 million square-foot tower's cascading gardens are being referred to as "the evolution of the modern, collaborative and sustainable workplace." As the developer describes, "The terraces will ascend, one per floor, in a spiraling motion to create a unique, continuous green pathway that wraps around the façade of the tower and supplies each occupant with readily accessible outdoor space."
"Each of The Spiral’s terraces, which would measure half-a-mile if laid end-to-end, will flow seamlessly into a suite of amenity spaces featuring double-height atriums and increasingly stunning views of the skyline. For multi-story tenants, the interior amenity spaces can be adapted to connect to multiple other office floors. This element offers an alternative to elevators, thus encouraging physical activity and enhanced interaction among colleagues."
The building will offer 2.85-million-square-feet of "connected and sustainable Class A" office space. It will be anchored by a large lobby and main entrance facing Hudson Boulevard East, as well as 27,000-square-feet of retail and a "spacious" seventh-floor amenity terrace.
News of the 65-story tower at 66 Hudson Boulevard comes shortly after BIG's 2 World Trade Center was stalled due to its lack of tenants.
Location66 Hudson Boulevard