It’s rare for occupants of super-tall buildings to be able to get outside into green space without a long journey down to the ground. It’s even rarer for them to have a completely uninterrupted view of the sky above – no matter what level they’re on.
But that’s exactly what office workers at The Spiral, 66 Hudson Boulevard will enjoy. Every floor has a flexible double-height atrium space, which opens out onto one of a series of landscaped terraces that spiral up the building as it sets back. Because of this unique design, by Danish architect BIG, no two terraces are in the same place, and none is overlooked by any other.
“The Spiral”, as this Manhattan skyscraper is known, is developer Tishman Speyer’s vision for the future of the workplace. As well as a human-centric design that prioritises health and wellbeing, it also offers fully customisable layouts and coworking studio space. It’s all the more unusual for being conceived in 2016, long before the Covid pandemic made fresh air and access to the great outdoors so important to workers, and flexibility so essential to employers.
What tenants won’t see is the structural ingenuity that made this possible.