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The Spiral Continues Rapid Ascent At 66 Hudson Boulevard In Hudson Yards
Publisher:
New York YIMBY
New York, New York, USA
Media, Architecture, Design, Real Estate, Blog
Author: 
Michael Young
Date Published: 
2019-12-24
Keywords: 
New York, Manhattan, Hudson Yards, Architecture, High-Rise, Urban Design, Supertall, Construction Progress
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3497
Added: 
2019-12-26 03:25:59
Updated: 
2019-12-26 03:35:22
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9.53
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Image:
Michael Young
Excerpt:
Construction is moving along at 66 Hudson Boulevard, aka The Spiral, the eighth-tallest skyscraper under construction in New York City in YIMBY’s annual countdown. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, the massive commercial office tower is rapidly ascending toward its 1,031-foot-tall parapet over the Midtown neighborhood of Hudson Yards. Tishman Speyer is the developer, Turner Construction Company is the construction manager, and Banker Steel is in charge of fabricating the 66-story, $3.7 billion supertall.

Photos show the superstructure rising in pace with Norman Foster‘s 50 Hudson Yards across West 34th Street.

Both projects have risen at a substantial pace since going vertical earlier in the year, and it will be interesting to see which of the two supertalls will top out first. The Spiral currently appears to be roughly a quarter of the way to its summit as it ascends around the concrete core, which continues to precede the steelwork in formation. Work should accelerate further as each successive setback reduces the size of the floor plates.

There are several floors covered with white plastic sheets toward the end of the building along Tenth Avenue, likely to contain the spray of fireproofing material for the steel columns and beams. The fireproofing on the western half of the floors facing Bella Abzug Park is finished, and the metal clips to hold the curtain wall are already in place and awaiting the installation of the façade’s reflective glass panels. The signature spiraling form of the architectural design will become more noticeable once the envelope starts to climb all four sides.

The Spiral is expected to be finished around 2022.
Organizations Mentioned: (4)
BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group
Copenhagen, Denmark
Architecture
Foster + Partners
London, United Kingdom
Architecture, Integrated Design
Tishman Speyer
New York, New York, USA
Real Estate Owner
Turner Construction Company
New York, New York, USA
Construction