Tishman Speyer President and CEO Rob Speyer, Gary LaBarbera, president of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, Peter Davoren, president and CEO of Turner Construction Company and trade partners celebrated the official topping out of The Spiral, Tishman Speyer’s 1,031-foot-tall office tower under construction on Manhattan’s West Side.
At its 2022 completion, The Spiral will feature a cascading series of landscaped terraces and hanging gardens as its signature element. The terraces will ascend, one per office floor, in a spiraling motion to create a unique, continuous green pathway that wraps around the façade of the tower. The BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group-design ensures that each tenant on every office floor will have access to lush outdoor terrace space.
Tishman Speyer has already pre-leased 51% of The Spiral’s 2.8 million square feet of modern collaborative office space, including the global headquarters of biopharmaceutical firm Pfizer, which will occupy 746,000 square feet across 14 floors of the 65-story tower. Law firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is relocating its headquarter to 13 floors totaling 531,000 square feet, while AllianceBernstein has committed to 166,000 square feet across three-and-a-half floors for its New York City offices.
“The Spiral represents the ideal collaborative workspace, now more important than ever, combining sustainable design with an elevated hospitality experience,” said Rob Speyer. “The continued rise of The Spiral is a testament to our vision and optimism for New York City’s future. I am grateful to Gary, Peter and their teams for partnering with us on a plan that kept their members working and construction on schedule, while also safeguarding everyone’s health and well-being over the past year.”
Located at the intersection of the High Line and the four-acre Bella Abzug Park, The Spiral will encompass a full block stretching from West 34th to West 35th Streets and from 10th Avenue to the park.
The Spiral, which is being built to a LEED Gold Standard, will feature soaring ceiling heights complemented by floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive views of Midtown, Central Park, the Financial District and the Hudson River. The six-story base of the building will include a lobby with ceiling heights of up to 28 feet and entrances on Hudson Boulevard East and 10th Avenue. The base also will include approximately 25,000 square feet of first-class retail.
In addition to Tishman Speyer, Turner and Big, other integral project team members include Adamson Associates, WSP, Cosentini Associates, Heintges Consulting Architects & Engineers, Langan and Siteworks.