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52-story tower will rise across from the Javits Center

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The 565-foot tower will bring nearly 600 apartments to the neighborhood

A street and a row of tall city buildings. Via Google Maps

Developer Rockrose is moving forward with its plans to bring a skyscraper to Hudson Yards, over two years after those plans were originally announced. Plans filed with the city’s Department of Buildings reveal a 52-story structure at 555 West 38th Street, which is across the street from the Javits Center. YIMBY first reported on the filed plans.

The building will rise on an empty lot that’s currently being used for parking. The 565-foot skyscraper will have 598 apartments, and with the residential component of the building measuring just over 402,000 square feet, apartments here will average about 780 square feet.

Amenities revealed so far include a residents lounge, a golf simulator, an outdoor lounge on the 33rd floor of the building, squash courts, a package room, and a laundry room, among others. The building will also have ground-floor retail. SLCE Architects will design the new tower.

While Rockrose can build this tower as of right, the Real Deal reported back in 2016, that the developer could more than double the size of its development by paying into a fund that would improve public infrastructure. For now though, Rockrose is sticking to the plans at hand.