Work is unfolding rapidly on 550 Tenth Avenue, a 47-story residential skyscraper in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Gotham Organization and Goldman Sachs Asset Management JV, the 520-foot-tall structure will yield 430,000 square feet and 453 rental units, with 137 reserved for affordable housing, as well as 9,000 square feet of lower-level retail space, over 20,000 square feet of amenities, and 26,764 square feet of administrative office space for Covenant House. GO Covenant LLC is the owner and Monadnock Construction is the general contractor for the property, which is located along Tenth Avenue between West 40th and 41st Streets.
Recent photos show the tremendous progress on the reinforced concrete superstructure since our last update in early April, when crews were just reaching the top of the podium. The building is now nearing the halfway mark, with the upper floors covered in a safety cocoon as workers continue to pour new floor plates. At this rate of progress, the building could top out near the end of summer.
The bronze-hued façade paneling and floor-to-ceiling windows have also begun to enclose the lower levels of the multi-story podium. The façade features a sculpted pattern that creates a dynamic play of light and shadow, adding depth to the building’s appearance. The main tower above will utilize the same paneling, but in a larger grid spanning two to five floors in height.
Below is a street-level rendering showing the completed look of the podium. The residential entrance will be located along Tenth Avenue beneath a sidewalk canopy and an inward-sloping wall of glass that runs up to the podium’s rooftop amenity level.
Amenities will include a second upper-level lounge with an adjacent outdoor sky deck providing expansive views of the Empire State Building, Hudson Yards, and sunsets over the Hudson River. The podium will also have additional amenity spaces for social, leisure, and health and fitness activities.
The closest subways from the property are the A, C, and E trains at the 42nd Street-Port Authority Bus Terminal station, which offers an underground transfer to the 42nd Street-Times Square station servicing the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, W, and Shuttle train to Grand Central Station. Also nearby is the 7 train at the 34th Street-Hudson Yards station to the south.
550 Tenth Avenue is anticipated to be completed in June 2025, as noted on site.