Tishman Speyer has revealed the design for its 1,005-foot tower at the north end of Hudson Yards – and trust us, you’ve never seen anything like it.
The building’s name – “The Spiral” – is inspired by the terraced gardens that will snake around the outside of the structure. Designed by Denmark’s Bjarke Ingels Group, The Spiral’s design “is intended to encourage collaboration and inspire creativity and productivity,” according to the Wall Street Journal.
“Every floor of the tower opens up to the outdoors,” Ingels says, “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.”
Ingels also says that The Spiral will “punctuate” the High Line like “the dot at the end of [a] question mark.”
The Spiral will take up an entire block at 34th St. and 10th Avenue. Curbed reports that the building will contain 2.85 million square feet of space. “Tishman Speyer has already secured $1 billion in equity from international investors, and is looking to pre-lease about 30-percent of the tower,” Curbed reports, adding, “the search for an anchor tenant is on.”