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Turner Construction to lease 75,000 s/f at The Spiral

Tishman Speyer announced that Turner Construction Company will relocate its global headquarters and New York office to The Spiral, its 65-story office tower currently under construction at 66 Hudson Boulevard in Manhattan. 

Turner will occupy 75,000 s/f across the entire third floor of The Spiral as part of a 13-year lease.  Turner, whose staff of 10,000 global employees completes $12 billion of construction each year, is serving as Tishman Speyer’s General Contractor on The Spiral.

“Turner has been an incredible partner as we built The Spiral, introducing technology, safety and workforce innovations that have made it a new standard for modern office development,” said Tishman Speyer President and CEO Rob Speyer.  “Given all of the office towers Turner is constructing around the world, we are very honored they have chosen The Spiral as their new home.”

The building is set for completion late next year.

“We are excited to be moving our world-wide headquarters and New York City office to 66 Hudson Boulevard. The Spiral, a project we are currently building, will provide us with an environment that so well defines our vision and the future of our company,” said Peter Davoren, President and Chief Executive Officer of Turner Construction Company. Davoren continued, “The highly sustainable, technologically advanced building offers a range of people-focused amenities that will support the connectivity of our teams and offer a healthy environment for employees and guests.”

Tishman Speyer has now successfully pre-leased 54 percent of the 2.8 million square foot office tower.  In addition to Turner Construction, Pfizer, one of the world’s pre-eminent biopharmaceutical companies, will relocate its global headquarters to 746,000 s/f in The Spiral. Premier law firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has committed to 531,000 s/f while AllianceBernstein has pre-leased 166,000 s/f. 

Designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, The Spiral rises to 1,031 feet and features a cascading series of landscaped terraces and hanging gardens as its signature element.  The terraces will ascend, one per floor, in a spiraling motion to create a unique, continuous green pathway that wraps around the façade of the tower and supplies occupants with readily accessible outdoor space.  Construction completion and initial occupancy of the tower is slated for the second half of 2022.

Located at the intersection of the High Line and the four-acre Bella Abzug Park, The Spiral encompasses an entire city block stretching from West 34th to West 35th Streets and from 10th Avenue to the park.  The six-story base of the building will include a lobby with ceiling heights of up to 28 feet and entrances on Hudson Boulevard East and 10th Avenue.  The base also will include approximately 18,000 square feet of publicly accessible, first-class retail. 

A CBRE project team of Mary Ann Tighe, Rob Hill, Brendan Herlihy and Elliot Bok served as advisors to Turner on the transaction.  Tishman Speyer was represented by its in-house leasing team.  

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