Located at the intersection of the High Line and the newly developed Hudson Boulevard Park on Manhattan’s new western frontier, THE SPIRAL extends the green space of the former train tracks in a spiraling motion towards the sky – from High Line to the skyline.
The 1005 ft high-rise is a unique hybrid that intertwines a continuous green pathway with workspaces on every level. The chain of amenity spaces and terraces originates at THE SPIRAL’s main entrance on 34th street and Hudson Boulevard. The spiral wraps around the tower, which becomes gradually slimmer towards the top. This creates unique floor configurations that will cater to a diverse community of tenants making the building a lively place for businesses of different scales – giving tenants a stake in the buildings iconic skyline presence.
Inside, every terrace becomes a double height atrium with impressive views over Manhattan, offering a more informal setting for meetings, events and recreational activities. These spaces connect multiple levels in the building, offering an alternative to elevators to encourage physical activity and interaction amongst colleagues. THE SPIRAL sets a new standard for the contemporary workplace, where nature becomes an integrated part of the work environment while spatial features are continuously adaptable to the changing needs of the tenants and their organizations.
The stepping form of THE SPIRAL echoes the architecture of New York City’s classic stepped setback skyscrapers and is the natural evolutionary step in the Tishman Speyer portfolio. The silhouette of THE SPIRAL resonates with the iconic architecture of Rockefeller Center while its modern materials and detailing place it at the forefront of contemporary high-rise design on a path to become a future classic on the Manhattan skyline.
Terraforming imagines a world where a crystal planet has been discovered in the galaxy. It follows a young cartographer’s journey to the planet. Paying homage to 1960’s sci-fi classics with bold projections of modernism in space.
The first ever object to be designed by man 1.7 million years ago was a flint hand axe. The project juxtaposes the flint hand axe with Swarovski’s latest crystal technology; Xero chaton, the smallest precision cut crystals in the world measuring 0.6mm in diameter, smaller than a grain of sand.
Director / Editor: Juriaan Booij
Concept & Design: Studio Swine
Featuring: Will Lord & Christian Von Pfefer
Director of Photography: Edgar Dubrovskiy
Music: Gavin Singleton
Visual Effect Artist: Yasuyuki Otsuki
Grading: Simon Astbury at Unit Media London
High-Speed Camera: Bernard Esterhuysen
1st Assistant Camera: Tom Cosway
Gaffer: Antti Janhnen
Spark: Harry Gay
Complete Fabrication, Design Miami/Basel, Take 2 Film Services, Graham Godfrey, Ben Porter, Rob Gavigan, Bob de Graaf, Edward & Rory McHenry, Robert Rivers & Tobias Clifford-Flower.
The film Utilizes a photo from ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, G. Neukum