24-Story, 252-Key Hotel Filed At 525 Eighth Avenue, Garment District

523-529 Eighth AvenuePresent-day 523-529 Eighth Avenue. Image via Google Maps

Great Neck, N.Y.-based McSam Hotel Group has filed applications for a 24-story, 252-unit hotel building at 525 Eighth Avenue, located between West 36th and 37th streets in Midtown’s Garment District. The tower will encompass 88,127 square feet and rise 213 feet above street level to its roof. Guest amenities include a fitness center, bicycle storage, and a rooftop bar on the 24th floor. There will also be retail space on the ground floor. Gene Kaufman’s Union Square-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 7,454-square-foot property, at 523-529 Eighth Avenue, is currently occupied by a single-story commercial building. Joseph P. Day Realty Corporation is the property owner.

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3 Comments on "24-Story, 252-Key Hotel Filed At 525 Eighth Avenue, Garment District"

  1. Development is accumulating to the city with 24-story, habitual of the project takes action everyday.

  2. You can barely move on this stretch of 8th Ave as it is, whether pedestrian, bicycle, car, it is a mess. Not sure how taxi drop offs and pickups will work here.

    Not the ideal neighborhood to dump another load of tourists.

  3. 8th ave and west 36th street. Just three blocks from Penn Station, MSG, post office, and not far from Hudson Yards neighborhood, and you right tonns of new hotel constructions, between Port Authority Bus Terminal and New Yorker Hotel on sides steets either to 7th or to 9th Ave blocks from Eight. Area already clogged with tourist and people who rush to from Port Authority and Penn Station. Eight Avenue also home of Extended Penn Plaza and Times Square office buildings. All between Eleven Times Square and 15 Penn Plaza. But area still have old not nice buildings, what’s should be either renovated or torn down. Area must be renovated anyway, and construction of newer taller building is always positive things, unless they don’t overwhelm the whole street scape and have nice modern architecture, it’s a New York City by the way!

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