At number 15 on our year-end countdown of the tallest buildings under construction in New York is 550 Tenth Avenue, a 520-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Hell’s Kitchen. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Gotham Organization and Goldman Sachs Asset Management JV, the 47-story 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.
Construction has topped out and the exterior of bronze-hued paneling and floor-to-ceiling windows has continued to rise up the reinforced concrete superstructure since our last update in late October, when work had recently resumed following the collapse of the tower crane over the summer. Crews have begun to install the cladding around the mechanical bulkhead as the remainder of the façade below nears the parapet.
The following close-up shot details the geometric inward-sloping glass panels above the main entrance to 550 Tenth Avenue, located on the western elevation of the multi-story podium.
Renderings show the podium topped with a terrace lined with glass railings.
550 Tenth Avenue’s podium will house the majority of the social, leisure, and health and fitness amenities. There will also be an upper-level lounge with an adjacent outdoor sky deck.
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 local 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.