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See the 1,005-foot tall spiral skyscraper that will soon tower over the High Line

See the 1,005-foot tall spiral skyscraper that will soon tower over the High Line
Photograph: Courtesy Bjarke Ingels Group

A new skyscraper coming to Manhattan's West Side may give you vertigo just by looking up at it.

The Spiral is a 65-story office building that will be constructed next to the giant Hudson Yards development. Designed by Bjarke Ingels, the designer of Two World Trade Center, the skyscraper will have 2.85 million square feet of office space and 27,000 square feet of retail. It will take up the entire block between 34th and 35th and 10th Avenue and Hudson Park & Boulevard.

The building's spiral effect is created with Babylon-like hanging gardens and terraces that will surely make for an exhilarating set piece in a yet-to-be-produced action film. It has yet to be announced whether or not the cascading parks will allow smoking.

"Designed for the people that occupy it, the spiral ensures that every floor of the tower opens up to the outdoors 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," explains Ingels.

See more rendering of the flashy addition to the New York skyline below.

Photograph: Courtesy Bjarke Ingels Group

 

Photograph: Courtesy Bjarke Ingels Group

 

Photograph: Courtesy Bjarke Ingels Group

Photograph: Courtesy Bjarke Ingels Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments

2 comments
Bez R

Yeah sure, just plop some greenery around that monstrosity of a tower, that'll make it blend in for sure!

R K

Love the integration of green space and terraces in high rises. Safety regulations would have to be implemented.