40 tenth avenue by studio gang tops out in new york’s meatpacking district

designed by studio gang, ’40 tenth avenue’ — the building formerly known as the ‘solar carve tower’ — has topped out in new york. the 10-floor commercial building is under construction in the meatpacking district, in close proximity to the high line. developed through studio gang’s ongoing research into tall buildings, incident angles of the sun’s rays sculpt the building’s form — preventing it from casting unwelcome shadows.

studio gang 40 tenth avenue
’40 tenth avenue’ has been designed by studio gang
image © max touhey (also main image)

developed by aurora capital, studio gang’s design for 40 tenth avenue features a dramatic curtain wall that accentuates its chiseled form. containing class-A commercial space, tenants will be afforded panoramic views and over 20,000 square feet of outdoor space. this includes a 10,000 square foot shared roof deck, 8,000 square foot second floor outdoor space adjacent to the high line, and eight floors with private outdoor space.

studio gang 40 tenth avenue
the structure has now topped out in new york
image © max touhey

in addition, the 139,000 square foot building has more than 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. ‘the design uses the angles of the sun to carve back parts of the building, specifically to the garden,’ jeanne gang told designboom in a 2016 interview. the building topped out on april 12, 2018 and is slated for completion in march 2019. see designboom’s previous coverage of the project here.

studio gang 40 tenth avenue
the project is under construction in the meatpacking district, in close proximity to the high line
image © max touhey

studio gang 40 tenth avenue
the 10-floor commercial building will offer sweeping views
image © max touhey

studio gang 40 tenth avenue
the design uses incident angles of the sun’s rays to sculpt the building’s form
image © studio gang

studio gang 40 tenth avenue
the design prevents the tower from casting unwelcome shadows
image © studio gang

studio gang 40 tenth avenue
daylight is brought inside the building
image © studio gang

studio gang 40 tenth avenue
retail space includes a generous frontage on 10th avenue
image © studio gang

studio gang 40 tenth avenue
the project topped out on april 12, 2018
image © studio gang

studio gang 40 tenth avenue
’40 tenth avenue’ is slated for completion in march 2019
image © studio gang

philip stevens I designboom

apr 16, 2018

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