Brief 

Rising to a height of 1,005 ft and defined by its spiraling green terraces, which twist around its glass form as it rises, The Spiral by BIG is now nearing completion. The ambitious building recently topped out and is slated to open in 2022.

 

Insight

Rising to a height of 1,005 ft (306 m) and defined by its spiraling green terraces, which twist around its glass form as it rises, The Spiral by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is now nearing completion. The ambitious building recently topped out and is slated to open in 2022.

The Spiral is yet another project to be part of the Hudson Yards mega-development in Manhattan, New York City, alongside Foster + Partners’ recently topped-out 50 Hudson Yards, Heatherwick Studio’s Vessel, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates’ 30 Hudson Yards, and more.

BIG has revealed some new renders to mark the milestone of it reaching its maximum height, though alas no under-construction photos are officially available from the firm yet.

The supertall skyscraper is being developed by Tishman Speyer and has an eye-watering US$3.7 billion budget. Its green terraces will offer outdoor space to office staff on every floor and bring to mind similar designs by Stefano Boeri’s works and the Green Spine in Melbourne, Australia – though admittedly it’s not quite as greenery filled as those examples.

Its tapering overall form is also meant to harken back to classic NYC buildings like the Rockefeller Center, which was also developed by Tishman Speyer.

 

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