BIG designs ‘Spiral’ skyscraper for NYC

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has designed the Spiral skyscraper in Manhattan which will rise in a spiraling motion toward the sky. Rendering courtesy BIG/Binyan Studio
Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has designed the Spiral skyscraper in Manhattan which will rise in a spiraling motion toward the sky.
Rendering courtesy BIG/Binyan Studio

Located at the intersection of the High Line and the newly developed Hudson Boulevard Park on Manhattan’s new western frontier, the Spiral designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) extends the green space of the former train tracks in a spiraling motion toward the sky.

The 306-m (1005-ft), 264,775-m2 (2.9 million-sf) high-rise is a unique hybrid that intertwines a continuous green pathway with workspaces on every level. The chain of amenity spaces and terraces originates at the Spiral’s main entrance on 34th Street and Hudson Boulevard. The spiral wraps around the tower, which becomes gradually slimmer toward the top. This creates floor configurations that will cater to a diverse community of tenants.

Inside, every terrace becomes a double-height atrium with views over Manhattan, offering a more informal setting for meetings, events, and recreational activities. These spaces connect multiple levels in the building, offering an alternative to elevators to encourage physical activity and interaction amongst colleagues. The Spiral seeks to set a new standard for the contemporary workplace, where nature becomes an integrated part of the work environment while spatial features are continuously adaptable to the changing needs of the tenants and their organizations.

The stepping form of the Spiral echoes the architecture of New York City’s classic stepped setback skyscrapers. The silhouette of the Spiral resonates with the architecture of Rockefeller Center while its modern materials and detailing place it at the forefront of contemporary high-rise design on a path to become a future classic on the Manhattan skyline.

Leave a Comment

Comments

Your email address will not be published.