A towering optical illusion of an office building will tie with One57 for seventh-tallest building in the city at 1,005 feet, joining the adjacent Hudson Yards properties in the city's shiny new hotspot of development.

Developer Tishman Speyer and architect Bjarke Ingels—owner of the Chrysler Building and designer of Two World Trade Center, respectively—have released renderings for The Spiral, a 65-story building that will take up the entire block between 34th and 35th streets and 10th Avenue and Hudson Park & Boulevard.

You may recall that some former residents of that block put up a bit of a fight when Tishman Speyer acquired the existing properties for $438 million in 2014. Gary Schwedock and Steven Kobrick lived in a townhouse on the corner of West 35th Street and 10th Avenue and refused to budge, hiring an attorney in a move that threatened to keep the developers tied up in court proceedings for years. Tishman Speyer wound up settling to save itself the trouble of more appeals. It paid out $25 million, of which the lawyer got a third; Schwedock and Kobrick now live in a penthouse with a pool and roof deck.

The Spiral, though not residential, will have equally luxurious trappings. The building's spiral effect will be achieved by hanging gardens and terraces that will wrap around the entire glass tower. It will stand just beyond the northern end of the High Line at 34th Street; as Ingels explains in a video on the website, "the linear park will appear to carry through into the spiral of the tower...extending the High Line into the skyline."

At 66 Hudson Boulevard, the skyscraper will have 2.85 million square feet of office space and 27,000 square feet of retail, according to the Wall Street Journal, which also reports that the development has received $170 million in tax breaks and over $1 billion from international investors. The developers are hoping to pre-lease a third of the building to cover the remaining costs of construction.

Described as "a building designed for the people that occupy it"—and no one else, not even you, High Line meanderers—The Spiral certainly appears to dominate the cityscape in renderings that show it flanked only by the Empire State Building several blocks east. But next to the imminent developments at the neighboring Hudson Yards site, several of which will rival or top The Spiral's 1,005 feet, it'll blend right into the supertall skyline that's slated to materialize as soon as 2020.