Jeanne Gang’s High Line ‘Solar Carve’ tower tops out, see new renderings and photos

Posted On Mon, April 16, 2018 By

Posted On Mon, April 16, 2018 By In Architecture, Meatpacking District, New Developments, Starchitecture

Renderings © Neoscape for Studio Gang Architects

Since 6sqft reported just over a year ago on the beginnings of the building formerly known as the Solar Carve tower by celebrated architect Jeanne Gang at 40 Tenth Avenue, the new High Line-hugging addition has been quietly rising. Now, the 10-story commercial tower has officially topped out, and we’ve got the construction photos and new renderings to prove it.

40 tenth avenue, solar carve, jeanne gang, gang studios, Aurora, high line, meatpacking, new developments, commercial developments, architecturePhoto credit: Max Touhey

Designed by the innovative and award-winning Studio Gang, the new building is being co-developed by Aurora Capital and William Gottlieb Real Estate. The class-A commercial structure has been rising on Tenth Avenue between West 13th and 14th Streets in the development hotbed that is today’s Meatpacking District.

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40 tenth avenue, solar carve, jeanne gang, gang studios, Aurora, high line, meatpacking, new developments, commercial developments, architecture

The development’s former moniker, Solar Carve Tower, refers to its signature design elements consisting of a dramatic curtain wall, chiseled shape and interactive relationship with its environment. The design uses Studio Gang’s “solar carving” strategy for enhancing connectivity in tall buildings. Developed via the studio’s ongoing tall building research, solar carving uses angles of the sun’s rays to sculpt a building’s form to keep it from casting shadows on either the adjacent High Line or the street below.

40 Tenth Avenue is the architect’s first ground-up project in New York City. Her firm, Studio Gang, also received LPC approvals back in 2016 for their much-hyped $340 million Museum of Natural History expansion, In more recent news, renderings were just revealed for a new 51-story, 480-unit luxury condominium tower at 11 Hoyt Street in Downtown Brooklyn, to be designed collaboratively between Studio Gang and Hill West Architects.

40 tenth avenue, solar carve, jeanne gang, gang studios, Aurora, high line, meatpacking, new developments, commercial developments, architecture

40 tenth avenue, solar carve, jeanne gang, gang studios, Aurora, high line, meatpacking, new developments, commercial developments, architecture

40 tenth avenue, solar carve, jeanne gang, gang studios, Aurora, high line, meatpacking, new developments, commercial developments, architecture

Tenants at 40 Tenth Avenue will enjoy panoramic views and over 20,000 square feet of outdoor space including a 10,000-square-foot shared roof deck, an 8,000-square-foot second-floor outdoor space adjacent to the High Line and eight floors with private outdoor space. The 139,000 square foot building has over 40,000 square feet of retail space featuring a generous frontage on 10th Avenue and ceiling heights that reach more than 17 feet in some prime spaces.

40 tenth avenue, solar carve, jeanne gang, gang studios, Aurora, high line, meatpacking, new developments, commercial developments, architecturePhoto credit: Max Touhey

40 tenth avenue, solar carve, jeanne gang, gang studios, Aurora, high line, meatpacking, new developments, commercial developments, architecturePhoto credit: Max Touhey

40 tenth avenue, solar carve, jeanne gang, gang studios, Aurora, high line, meatpacking, new developments, commercial developments, architecturePhoto credit: Max Touhey

The tower officially topped out on April 12 and is slated for completion in March 2019.

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Renderings © Neoscape for Studio Gang Architects; Photos © Max Touhey

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