Construction is now one floor above street level at 555 West 38th Street, a 570-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Hudson Yards. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and developed by Rockrose with SLCE as the architect of record, the 52-story tower will yield 598 rental units and is located directly across Eleventh Avenue from the Jacob K. Javits Center.
Recent photos show workers above the green sidewalk scaffolding forming the columns and walls for the second level. From its relatively isolated position in Midtown West, the building will offer wide views of the cityscape from Hell’s Kitchen to the north, to the skyscrapers of Hudson Yards to the south.
555 West 38th Street sits in an area of Manhattan that is experiencing a major construction boom. Located just to the north of Related’s first phase of Hudson Yards, the landscape of the surrounding neighborhood continues to change and attract developers constructing skyscrapers of varying scale on land that was either vacant or undeveloped in the form of parking lots or train tracks. Over the next decade, the skyline will gradually fill in and eventually span the width of the island all the way to the Hudson River.
555 West 38th Street is expected to be finished in the fall of 2022.