Standing 38 stories above Hudson Park is 515 West 36th Street. After excavation and foundation work began in 2016, the new mixed-use building now rises 418 feet. Located between the northern tip of Hudson Boulevard East and 10th Avenue, the site is a little over 328,000 square feet of newly built space. The reinforced concrete structure topped out in the summer of 2017 and is now fully enclosed in a reflective glass curtain wall. Ismael Leyva Architects is the designer, with Lalezarian Properties as the developer.
Looking out from the third phase of the High Line, the building stands among the Hudson Yards district. It is clearly visible for now or until the second phase of Hudson Yards goes up in the next several years. The top of the structure contains two wooden water towers and other mechanical bulkheads, all hidden behind a perimeter of densely spaced, gray-colored metal louvers.
Retail space will cover nearly 13,5000 square feet spread among the first three floors. There will also be a dormitory on the fourth floor, measuring close to 36,000 square feet. The 250 residential units begin on the eighth floor all the way up to the 38th floor, averaging just under 800 square feet each. There are a mix of studios, one-, and two-bedroom units. A housing lottery launched almost exactly one year ago for 63 units, roughly twenty percent of the total inventory.
A number of projects including 3 Hudson Boulevard, The Spiral at 66 Hudson Boulevard, 50 Hudson Yards, 448 11th Avenue, the expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Center, and of course, the second and final phase of Hudson Yards will completely transform this area of Midtown in the next few years. When it does, the new developments will not only extend the skyline to the north and towards the Hudson River, but it will also create a more vibrant area for the increasing number of tourists and future residents.