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NYguy Jun 18, 2019 5:20 PM


chris08876 Jun 19, 2019 3:58 PM

This is up there with one of the most expensive U.S. towers. Up there in the rankings. 3.7 billion!

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66 Hudson Boulevard, Aka The Spiral, Begins Rapid Vertical Ascent, In Hudson Yards


Over the past two months, 66 Hudson Boulevard, aka The Spiral, has made swift progress. The first steel beam for the 65-story skyscraper was dedicated in mid-April and erected at a time when the core foundation walls hadn’t yet reached street level. Now, the steel superstructure for the Bjarke Ingels Group-designed commercial office tower is three floors above the Midtown neighborhood of Hudson Yards.

Several construction cranes are on site, making it possible for workers to rapidly assemble the steel perimeter and girders. Tishman Speyer is the developer of the upcoming 2.85-million-square-foot structure, Turner Construction Company is the construction manager, and Banker Steel is in charge of fabricating the steel for the supertall, which is estimated to cost around $3.7 billion.

The site is located directly north of 50 Hudson Yards, Norman Foster’s future supertall commercial office building. These two skyscrapers are going up at the same time and it will be interesting to see how they compare in size and scale.

Looking from a much broader perspective reveals how 10 Hudson Yards, 30 Hudson Yards, 50 Hudson Yards, and The Spiral will completely transform the urban landscape along Tenth Avenue between West 30th Street and West 35th Street. It is still unclear at the moment if another equally large skyscraper will rise on the parcel of land to the north of Tishman Speyer’s property, between West 35th Street and West 36th Street.

Completion of The Spiral is slated for sometime in 2022.

NYguy Jun 22, 2019 3:24 AM




chris08876 Jun 25, 2019 9:36 PM
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christophpl Jun 26, 2019 2:27 AM

chris08876 Jun 26, 2019 4:28 AM

The race is on between both super talls. Just look at the size of the Spiral. Will be one of the fattest towers in the city, one of the fattest, out of a bunch of monoliths rising or that will rise (270 Park for example).

In the image in post #904, you can kinda see the potential of the area. Some low-rises that could bite the dust or be bought and used in the form of assemblages to yield much larger towers in the future. Lots of potential for the final frontier in Manhattan (West Side).

But in the end, I think Midtown East will yield the future monoliths. 350 Park, 250 Park... are flavors of whats to come!

NYguy Jun 26, 2019 4:40 PM


NYguy Jun 28, 2019 3:06 PM

Looks like an extra floor added...


Building Height (ft.): 1,041

Building Stories: 66

Could be a total of 1,051 ft.

chris08876 Jun 30, 2019 11:11 PM
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kenratboy Jul 7, 2019 7:07 PM

What makes this so expensive? Is it the site, the size (that is a lot of floor space!), or something else...or everything?

JMKeynes Jul 7, 2019 9:26 PM


Originally Posted by kenratboy (Post 8625978)
What makes this so expensive? Is it the site, the size (that is a lot of floor space!), or something else...or everything?

Everything in Manhattan is way more expensive than anywhere else in the US, including SF.

chris08876 Jul 7, 2019 9:42 PM

Combination of land value per sq-ft, construction costs per sq-ft, materials, union labor which is very expensive, logistics, and all of the legal aspects of getting a projects from fruition to inception. Both soft/hard costs, which in NYC, precisely Manhattan, is ludicrous, especially when going modern with Class-A amenities and features. This also required substantial foundation work. It all adds up which one could say its location and topography is also a factor in the cost equation.

NYguy Jul 8, 2019 4:33 PM


Originally Posted by kenratboy (Post 8625978)
What makes this so expensive? Is it the site, the size (that is a lot of floor space!), or something else...or everything?

Everything. Land. Size. And type of building. This, along with 50 Hudson, are two of the most expensive to build in New York.


NYguy Jul 11, 2019 12:13 AM


NYguy Jul 13, 2019 2:36 AM


NYguy Jul 16, 2019 2:19 AM

JULY 15, 2019




4. 3 Hudson will be separated from the Spiral by the fountains. It's currently a quieter site, although I heard some rumbling down there today.



7. It was hot enough today to jump into these (probably dirty) fountains.


9. Despite the terraces on the Spiral, I can see this area crowded by office workers from the area eventually...



12. The Spiral also has it's built in Christmas tree...






TK2001 Jul 16, 2019 2:37 AM
4/66, 6%

NYguy Jul 18, 2019 3:06 AM

JULY 17, 2019

NYguy Jul 23, 2019 8:04 PM


chris08876 Jul 26, 2019 1:20 AM
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