322 Eighth Avenue
- Located: Northeast corner of 8th Avenue and 26th Street
- Built: 1925
- Renovations: Facade (glass storefront) - 2015; Building Entrance/Exterior Canopy - 2016; Lobby - 2017; Elevators - 2017
- Total Building Size: 185,000 SF
- Floors: 21, 1 below-grade
322 Eighth Avenue was originally built in 1925 by the architects George & Edward Blum in a neo-gothic style. A recent restoration preserved its historic features, while introducing an efficient, modern business environment. In 2015 the building entrance and façade were completely remodeled with a cohesive glass storefront giving the building a cleaner, more expansive look. The main entrance is articulated by a sculptural awning, fabricated by Kammetal in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Thin aluminum bands smoothly extend from store signage, attractively disguising ventilation louvers, and twisting into a rounded canopy to lure visitors inside. The refurbished building has an elegant marble lobby and dramatic, vaulted ceiling. Five high speed passenger elevators have been upgraded to afford quick service to the building’s 21 floors. Dominating the lobby and complementing its distinctive decor is a stunning period mural. Painted in the style of the renowned American artist, Thomas Hart Benton, it has been expertly restored by a specialist from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 322 Eighth Avenue sits at an outstanding location convenient to many amenities and transport links.