Construction has resumed on 550 Tenth Avenue, a 47-story residential skyscraper in Hell’s Kitchen, following the fire and partial collapse of its tower crane this summer. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Gotham Organization and Goldman Sachs Asset Management JV, the 520-foot-tall structure will span 430,000 square feet and yield 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.
YIMBY captured the new crane in full operation, busily lifting materials to the highest floors of the rising superstructure. The floor-to-ceiling windows and bronze-hued panels have also made significant progress since our last update back in late May, when the envelope was just beginning to clad the multi-story podium, and the tower was roughly halfway up. Topping out could likely happen sometime this winter.
The fire on July 27 caused the collapse of the crane’s 180-foot-long boom, which then smashed into the reinforced concrete superstructure and fell to the street below. The incident only caused minor damage to some curtain wall panels and the wraparound sidewalk, and several non-life-threatening injuries. No fatalities were reported.
U.S. Cranes is now the new crane operator, replacing the former crane provider, Lomma Crane & Rigging.
The below rendering looks at the southwestern corner of the podium, showing the residential entrance situated along Tenth Avenue beneath a sidewalk canopy and an inward-sloping wall of glass that runs up to the podium’s rooftop amenity level.
Residential 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.