Story at a glance:

  • The Spiral, a one-of-a-kind skyscraper designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), is located at the end of the High Line in Manhattan.
  • This dynamic high-rise features a spiral design that wraps around the length of the building with open-air terraces.
  • With double-height atriums on every floor, the Spiral redefines corporate office space and brings people together.

Located at the end of the High Line in Manhattan, the Spiral is one of New York City’s newest sustainable skyscrapers with an incredible design. Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) designed the human-centric structure set to redefine the corporate office environment.

The design features a dramatic series of cascading terraces that reach every tower floor—bringing light, fresh air, and access to outdoor space to building occupants. This measure will improve indoor air quality and include all of the benefits of biophilic design.

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The Spiral illuminates the Manhattan skyline. Rendering courtesy of BIG

Set to open in 2022, the design of this 1,005-square-foot building includes balconies that open into double-height atriums, providing customizable work areas.

Connected floors encourage building occupants to ditch the elevator and walk alongside nature during their day. This sustainable design is at the forefront of the new focus on eco-friendly architecture.

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Digital model of the Spiral in Hudson Yards. Rendering courtesy of BIG

Keeping classic New York architecture in mind, BIG utilizes a stepped spiral throughout the scale of the tower. This will ensure that New York residents receive fresh air and sunlight on the ground amidst these towers. Alongside these varieties within the floor plans, the Spiral plans to host corporate, private, and event spaces to fit every need.

The design of the Spiral was focused on reintroducing well-being and optimism back into the office. Featuring open-air terraces and extensive office spaces, BIG aims to set forth new principles for New York City’s high-rises. By encouraging individual communication and a sustainable approach to architecture, the Spiral sets forth an ambitious future in Hudson Yards.

Project Credits

Name: The Spiral
Location: New York City, USA
Completion: In Progress 
Size: 2,850,014 square feet
Architect: Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
Contractor: Douglass Alligood
Client: Tishman Speyer