Bjarke Ingels unveils design for winding Manhattan high-rise

The Spiral will be a 65-story tower with a half-mile’s worth of green space wrapped around its exterior.

February 08, 2016 |
Bjarke Ingels Group designs winding Manhattan high-rise

Renderings courtesy Tishman Speyer

Not only will a new New York City tower have landscaped terraces and hanging gardens, but the greenery will extend up the sides of the building, wrapping its way floor-by-floor to the top.

Architect Bjarke Ingels and developer Tishman Speyer unveiled renderings for The Spiral, a 65-story tower at 66 Hudson Boulevard in Manhattan. 

The 1,005-foot tower will have 2.85 million sf of office space and a half-mile of terraces. Every floor of The Spiral will open up to the outdoors, providing tenants fresh air and daylight.

“The Spiral will punctuate the northern end of the High Line, and the linear park will appear to carry through into the tower, forming an ascending ribbon of lively green spaces, extending the High Line to the skyline,” BIG Founding Partner Bjarke Ingels said in a statement. “The Spiral combines the classic Ziggurat silhouette of the premodern skyscraper with the slender proportions and efficient layouts of the modern high-rise.”

The building will have a six-story base with 27,000 sf of retail space. Amenities will be housed on the seventh floor. Along with the open-air gardens, floor-to-ceiling windows will provide panoramic views of the city skyline.

Tishman Speyer announced that it has secured $1 billion in equity for the project, which will take up a full block in the Hudson Yards district.


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