Façade restoration work is wrapping up on 85 Tenth Avenue, an 11-story commercial building along the border of West Chelsea and the Meatpacking District. Originally designed by Albert G. Zimmerman and Associates and constructed in 1913 as a Nabisco factory, the structure now yields 635,000 square feet of office space managed by Related Companies and Vornado Realty Trust, as well as 40,500 square feet for a ground-floor restaurant. Archstone Builders is the general contractor for the project, which is bound by West 16th Street to the north, West 15th Street to the south, Tenth Avenue to the east, and West Street to the west.
Recent photos show the warm red brick façade restored to its original condition, surrounding a grid of large windows. A small section of wooden sidewalk fencing remains around the corner of Tenth Avenue and West 15th Street, but should be removed soon as work comes to a close.
Office floor plates span up to 60,000 square feet with ceiling heights from 14 to 18 feet tall. Occupants will have panoramic views of the adjacent Hudson River, the High Line, Chelsea Market, and the surrounding neighborhood. Current tenants include Google with 240,000 square feet and CLEAR Inks with 120,000 square feet.
The nearest subways are the A, C, E, and L trains at the 14th Street-8th Avenue station. A plethora of dining, boutique shops, and nightlife options surround the development, mostly concentrated around West 14th Street and Eighth Avenue and the adjacent Meatpacking District.
An anticipated completion date for 85 Tenth Avenue is posted on the construction board for December 2022.