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Port of New York Authority Building


Abbot, Merkt and Co.


111 Eighth Avenue  




Art Deco


Total floor space: 200,000 square feet  


Office Building





Built in 1932 and originally known as the Port Authority Commerce Building, 111 Eighth Avenue cover the entire city block between 15th & 16th Streets from Eighth to Ninth Avenues. The building has direct subway access, convenient to all New York City commuter Hubs and is easily accessible to both the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels.

111 Eighth Avenue can accommodate various sized tenants with floor plates in the base of the building of 200,000 square feet to upper floors of 120,000 square feet. With a total of 2.8 million square feet, 111 Eighth Avenue is ideal for expanding companies and those with large space needs.

111 Eighth Avenue is a powerhouse of extraordinary services and structural features. The building features 15-foot ceilings, abundant natural light through 10' high windows, multiple fiber optics providers and tremendous electric power. The building is home to a diverse mix of prominent tenants including advertising agencies, publishers, telecommunication companies, internet service providers, fashion leaders and others who prize this "city-within-a-city" for its modern systems, convenience and adaptability.

Lobby Renovation
A major renovation of the Eighth Avenue lobby was completed in 2000. Finished stone floors and walls including an undulating metal-panel wall on the 15th Street side welcomes tenants and guests as they enter the Building, as well as a ceiling of glowing glass disks. An extensive upgrading of the Ninth Avenue lobby, including a complete elevator modernization, will be completed in 2003.

Rentable Building Area Approximately 2,800,000 square feet
Floors 15 floors with penthouses on the east and west ends of the building
Windows 10' high new operable Thermopane windows
Ceiling Heights 14'6" (slab to slab clearance)
Column Spacing 22'9" between columns.
35' between columns and windows on base floors.
Floor Loading Capacity Live floor loads up to 200 pounds per square foot.
Parking A 24-hour parking garage is located in the basement of the building.


Passenger Elevators
* Ten passenger elevators service the Eighth Avenue entrance of the building.
* Four passenger elevators service the Ninth Avenue entrance of the building.

Freight Elevators
* Nine large freight elevators, each with 10,000 pound capacity.
* Two 40,000-pound truck elevators, one each servicing the Eighth and Ninth Avenue sides of the building. Each elevator can accommodate vehicles up to 32 feet in length.