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Turner Receives Awards of Excellence from CTBUH for The Spiral in New York City

NEW YORK, NY — Turner Construction Company was recognized by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) with an Award of Excellence for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and for its work on The Spiral in New York City. The Spiral, which serves as Turner’s headquarters, was recipient of three awards: Best Tall Building 300-399 meters, Best Tall Building Americas, and a Construction Award.

The Spiral is a 66-floor class-A office tower that offers 2.85 million square feet of connected and sustainable office space. Developed by Tishman Speyer Properties and designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, the building features a cascading series of landscaped terraces and hanging gardens. Tenants have access to outdoor terraces that ascend in a spiraling motion to create a unique, continuous green pathway that wraps around the facade of the tower.

During construction of The Spiral, Turner implemented lean construction practices and worked collaboratively in an “open room” field office. Innovative data-driven solutions to track materials and construction progress were used including RFID tags.

Turner receiving the inaugural Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion award recognizes Turner’s efforts to ensure people in the workplace feel welcome and can be at their best, be authentic, and are treated with dignity and respect. It also recognizes Turner's 2030 vision to reflect the diverse communities in which the company builds and to achieve equal representation at all levels of Turner.

“It is a great honor to receive these awards from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat,” said Chris McFadden, Vice President, Turner Construction Company. “The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award is a wonderful recognition of our commitment to active caring." McFadden continued, "The ... Construction Award acknowledges the work of so many people who made The Spiral a wonderful addition to New York City’s skyline. ... The awards show that how you build and treat people during construction of a building is as important as the completed building itself. The journey matters.”