BIG's spiraling office tower in new york is wrapped with cascading terraces
BIG's spiraling office tower in new york is wrapped with cascading terraces
feb 08, 2016

BIG's spiraling office tower in new york is wrapped with cascading terraces

bjarke ingels group has unveiled plans for the spiral, a 65-storey new york office tower that features a series of cascading terraces. these landscaped zones provide each floor with a double-height amenity space that can either be connected to adjacent floors, or serve as a meeting area dedicated to one specific level. each storey offers sweeping vistas across manhattan, with views of midtown, central park, the financial district, and the hudson river.

all images courtesy of bjarke ingels group / tishman speyer




‘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 bjarke ingels.


developed by tishman speyer, the scheme will form part of new york’s hudson yards district with 2.85 million square feet of class A office space. the tower seeks to provide open, collaborative and connected workspaces. large windows highlight impressive ceiling heights, while virtually column-free floorplates create open interior volumes. a range of amenity spaces also connect adjacent floors for dynamic, collaborative workflows.

the tower features a series of cascading terraces




green areas begin their revolution at the base of the spiral and continue upwards. the building gently tapers to the sky, allowing light and air to reach the streets below, and providing lush outdoor space to tenants on each floor. located on hudson boulevard, at the northern tip of the high line, the tower occupies an entire city block between 34th and 35th street. the growing neighborhood features a host of retail, cultural, and dining options, as well as the 550 acre hudson river park.

green spaces begin their revolution at the base of the spiral and continue upwards



bjarke ingels explains his studio’s design of ‘the spiral’

bjarke-ingels-group-BIG-the-spiral-hudson-yards-new-york-designboom-02virtually column-free floorplates create open interior volumes

double-height amenity spaces can be connected to adjacent floors

outdoor space is provided to tenants on each floor

each storey offers sweeping views across manhattan

the tower occupies an entire city block between 34th and 35th street

the spiral shown as part of the hudson yards neighborhood 




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