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Tishman Speyer to pamper hardhats building city skyscrapers

Hardhats are lapping up the soft touch at Tishman Speyer construction sites.

Beginning at The Spiral development site in Manhattan and rolling out to all Tishman Speyer projects, the ZO health and wellness program will provide workers with end-of-day massages, haircuts and shaves, nutrition consultations and a whole slew of offerings.

“We believe our health and wellness amenities should be available to everyone who works in our buildings, and that includes those that build our buildings,” said Rob Speyer, president and Chief Executive Officer of Tishman Speyer.

“Through ZO., we have redefined how we serve our clients, and it’s a natural extension of the program to now offer it to our construction workers.”

At The Spiral site, Tishman Speyer is partnering with Turner Construction Company to offer the construction workforce, which is anticipated to include up to 10,000 unique trade workers over the life of the project, access to the amenities.  

In the future, Tishman Speyer plans to offer amenities at more of the company’s development sites.  

ZO., the suite of services for tenants, was launched at Rockefeller Center in 2017 and has since expanded to 37 Tishman Speyer properties across the U.S. and Europe.

The ZO. pilot program of health and safety amenities for construction workers at The Spiral includes in-person and online fitness classes, morning warm-ups and end-of-day massages, health services, lunch offerings, and safety information and resources, all offered at no cost to the trade worker.
Future amenities will include a comfortable and well-equipped break-room. Construction workers are able to access and book all services through Tishman Speyer’s proprietary ZO. mobile app.

In partnership with Exubrancy, ZO.’s offerings at The Spiral site will maximize health and well-being, and focus on the philosophy that an employee who feels better is more productive.

“Tishman Speyer’s The Spiral construction project is creating thousands of jobs for our union brothers and sisters, as we build what will become a towering icon atop New York City’s skyline for years to come,” said Gary LaBarbera, president of the 100,000 member Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York.

“As always, the safety, health, and well-being of our members is the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York’s top priority, and we are pleased to see developers providing services that benefit our members. Tishman Speyer’s offer to include our members in its ZO. program demonstrates an appreciation and understanding of the value that union construction workers bring to projects such as this one.”

The Spiral, a 65-story office tower being built at 66 Hudson Boulevard in Manhattan. was designed by architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). Its unique design features classic step-backs that twist and taper towards the sky, allowing light and air to reach the streets below, and provides outdoor terrace space to tenants on every tower floor.

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