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The Spears Building, 525 West 22nd Street: Review and Ratings

between Tenth Avenue & Eleventh Avenue View Full Building Profile

Carter Horsley
Review of 525 West 22nd Street by Carter Horsley

This attractive, 6-story building was erected in 1893 as a commercial structure and converted by Savanna Partners into 30 loft apartments in 1996.

The mid-block building houses several art galleries such as D Amelion Terras and DCA Gallery. The Dia Center for the Arts is further down the block.

The building is distinguished by façades studded by shutter hinges and two exposed watertanks.

The building has an entrance marquee that is angled slightly upwards and a half-story limestone base. It has high ceilings, consistent fenestration and no sidewalk landscaping and no garage.

It has a good location in the West Chelsea district that is home to many art galleries and restaurants and there is good cross-town bus service on 23rd Street.

The Chelsea Piers recreational complex is nearby.


Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 18 / 44

Out of 36

Location Rating: 22 / 36

Out of 39

Features Rating: 11 / 39


CityRealty Rating Reference

  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
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