BIG‘s concept for a spiraling-landscape tower in NYC’s Hudson Yards is getting closer to becoming a reality as the developer has officially filed plans Thursday. The Spiral office skyscraper is slated to cost $3.2 billion. Plans filed with the city’s Department of Buildings call for a 2.2 million-square-foot tower, while Tishman Speyer is marketing the property at 2.85 million square feet.
According to the DOB plans, the ground floor will have retail space, as Tishman Speyer has previously mentioned in marketing materials that there will be about 27,000 square feet of retail, while the second through 62nd floors of the building will be office space.
The 65-story skyscraper is to be the fourth tallest tower Hudson Yards. The 2.85 million square-foot structure has a glass exterior with cascading landscaped terraces and hanging gardens, kindred to BIG’s affinity for slopes and spirals in their designs. The terraces will wrap around the tower in an ascending motion to create a continuous green pathway and give easy access to outdoor space on each floor.