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Henry Hall, 515 West 38th Street: Review and Ratings

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Carter Horsley
Review of 515 West 38th Street by Carter Horsley

This attractive, 30-story rental apartment tower at 515 West 38th Street near the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and north of the Hudson Yards in Midtown West was completed in 2017 by Imperial Companies. 

It is on the east side of Hudson Boulevard, which runs diagonally between Tenth, Eleventh, 42nd and 33rd Streets.

It has 225 apartments and is known as Henry Hall.  Twenty percent of its units are “affordable.”

It was designed by BKSK Architects, whose other projects in the city include 25 Bond Street and One Van Dam Street, and its layouts were created by Ismael Levy.

Ken Fulk is the interior designer.

It was originally planned by Twining Properties and Imperial picked it up from Iliad Development.  It was formerly known as “The Hi-Side.”

The site was formerly occupied by a four-story building occupied by Legacy Recording Studios.

Floors 3 through 5 will contain community facility space including the non-profit Fencers Club.

Apartments start at the 6th floor and the top four floors will have only 4 apartments each.

It has some retail space.

Bottom Line

With its club-like, paneled lobby with a grand staircase, this 30-story rental apartment tower on Hudson Boulevard near the convention center has considerable charm.


The building has a 9-story, dark brown-clinker-brick base of which the lower three have high ceilings. 

The tower is setback and has also has some setbacks.  It is capped with a handsome top accented by four multi-story piers.

The tower has multi-pane fenestration in horizontal bands of steel and glass and a revolving door entrance with a very large marquee and sidewalk landscaping.


The building has a roof garden, a 24-hour attended lobby, a screening room, a dining room, a party room, a fitness center, a double-height public lounge with paintings and teak paneling at the entrance with a grand staircase that wraps around a handsome, glass-enclosed elevator that leads to a bar with Kuba-cloth-covered walls and a counter inspired by antique luxury trunks, bicycle storage, and a music jam room equipped with drums and recording equipment.


Apartments have KitchenAid refrigerators, Bosch appliances and washers and dryers, and white quartz countertops and backsplashes.

Apartment L on floors 9 and 10 is a two-bedroom unit with an entry foyer that leads past a bathroom and the open, pass-through kitchen to an 18-foot-long living/dining room.

Apartment D on floors 8 through 11 is a one-bedroom unit with an entry into a 12-foot-long home office next to the open kitchen with a breakfast bar and a 19-foot-long living/dining room.

Apartment C on floors 9 through 11 is a one-bedroom unit an entry foyer by the open, pass-through kitchen and an 18-foot-long living/dining room.

Apartment G on floors 16 through 30 is a studio unit with an entry foyer next to the bathroom and a 20-foot-long living/dining room with an open kitchen.

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