Façade Work Continues on 555 West 38th Street in Hudson Yards, Manhattan

555 West 38th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Construction has topped out on 555 West 38th Street, a 570-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Hudson Yards. Developed by Rockrose and designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects with SLCE as the architect of record, the 52-story structure will add 598 rental units to this growing section of Midtown. The site is located along Eleventh Avenue between West 38th Street and West 39th Street, directly across from the Jacob K. Javits Center.

Recent photos show the significant progress on the project since our last update in December, when the reinforced concrete superstructure had passed the halfway mark. Now, the glass curtain wall has been installed up to a similar mark on the unconventional massing.

555 West 38th Street. Photo by Michael Young

555 West 38th Street. Photo by Michael Young

555 West 38th Street. Photo by Michael Young

555 West 38th Street. Photo by Michael Young

555 West 38th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The bifurcated building massing features a number of idiosyncratic features, with several elevations sloped in different directions. The most notable use of this design aspect is seen on the centerline of the wide western elevation.

555 West 38th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Adding texture to the all-glass façade are thin blue panels forming an oversized rectangular grid that follows the slanted edges.

555 West 38th Street. Photo by Michael Young

555 West 38th Street. Photo by Michael Young

555 West 38th Street. Photo by Michael Young

555 West 38th Street. Photo by Michael Young

555 West 38th Street. Photo by Michael Young

We caught a glimpse of a section of the construction crane being disassembled and lowered to ground level. The rest of the crane should quickly come down and be fully removed in the coming weeks.

555 West 38th Street. Photo by Michael Young

555 West 38th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The podium is substantially finished in its final exterior surface, and the only section remaining to be enclosed is the upper portion of the tower.

555 West 38th Street. Photo by Michael Young

555 West 38th Street. Photo by Michael Young

555 West 38th Street. Photo by Michael Young

One level of mechanical grilles can be spotted around the midway point of the slender southern side.

555 West 38th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The following photos show the staggering amount of new construction that has transformed this part of New York City in just the past year alone. Other nearby skyscrapers such as 450 Eleventh Avenue, 550 Tenth Avenue, The Spiral at 66 Hudson Boulevard, 50 Hudson Yards, and 601 West 29th Street have extended the Midtown skyline further north from Related Companies’ first phase of Hudson Yards.

555 West 38th Street and Hudson Yards. Photo by Michael Young

555 West 38th Street and Hudson Yards. Photo by Michael Young

555 West 38th Street (left) and Hudson Yards. Photo by Michael Young

555 West 38th Street is planned to complete construction in the fall of 2022.

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9 Comments on "Façade Work Continues on 555 West 38th Street in Hudson Yards, Manhattan"

  1. Though it is sort of a big blob of glass, I still think this building looks really cool.

  2. Yet another big glass box which brings nothing to our city.
    Disgusting, ugly and out of context
    But cheap to build with non union labor so the developer will make a decent profit maybe

  3. Built using Non-Union labor?? That sucks. The building inspectors are hopefully diligent.

  4. Blah, Blah glass box

  5. David : Sent From Heaven. | March 31, 2021 at 10:28 pm | Reply

    The slanted corner of the building attracted all the attention, and I take the time to look your photos because of love development: Thanks to Michael Young.

  6. Nope. Boring garbage. Next!

  7. Just another boring glass building. Sick of it.

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  9. I feel that this new tower is altogether a very handsome building. It does look far taller than its 570 feet and that’s OK.

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