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solar carve tower, 40 tenth avenue, studio gang New Renderings of the Solar Carve Tower via Studio Gang Architects
The futuristic Solar Carve Tower at 40 Tenth Avenue, in the Meatpacking District, is closer to becoming a reality now that demolition is complete and construction has finally begun on the site. Renderings for the project, which will rise between the High Line and the Hudson River, first surfaced in 2012 and developers William Gottlieb Real Estate have run into a series of problems since - including opposition and eventual disapproval to make the building larger than its permitted 12 stories. Now, the NY Post has reported on newly released renderings by Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects. Although the design has evolved into a more conservative shape, it still retains its gem-like beauty.

Studio Gang Architects are designing the glassy office building in accordance with their "solar carving" strategy, which uses the incident angles of the sun’s ray to form the irregular shape. The building will be Gang's first in Manhattan but the firm is also working on the American Museum of Natural History expansion.

The building will rise 190 feet high and encompass 117,657 square feet of commercial space, including two floors of retail with a green roof, amenity spaces, and 10 floors of office space. The project is also targeting LEED gold certification.
 
 
 
 
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solar carve tower, 40 tenth avenue, meatpacking district, construction site 40 10th Ave Construction; CityRealty
40 10th avenue, construction 40 10th Avenue Construction; CityRealty
solar carve tower, 40 tenth avenue, meatpacking district, construction site SuperPier; CityRealty
Gottlieb developers are certainly taking advantage of the High Line location, despite initially claiming they needed to build 34% larger because the public park covered 10% of the property. After four tries, the firm got the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals to approve the project with just setback and height modifications. Still, the mid-rise building's design proves it packs a lot of punch into a relatively small space.

More office space is in the works nearby at SuperPier, where Google has already been confirmed as tenants.
Solar-Carve-Tower-3 Zoning diagram of the building; via NYC DOB
Solar Carve Tower, aerial view Google Earth Views of the Proposed Solar Carve Tower; CityRealty
Solar Carve Tower, aerial view
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