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Whimsical 'Solar Carve' Gets Okay to Rise Along the High Line

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Three years after designs were first revealed for the futuristic wedge-shaped Solar Carve building, its developers have received the final go-ahead for the project, YIMBY reports. When complete, the building will stand 12 stories and 190 feet adjacent to the High Line on Tenth Avenue at 14th Street. According to permits filed for the site, it will have 116,205 square feet of commercial space, including retail space on the lower two levels. Everything above that is office space, including a terrace on the second floor for people working in the building.

The building is designed by MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang's architecture firm Studio Gang, which just unveiled its design for the Museum of Natural History's $325 million expansion. The building is being developed by William Gottlieb Real Estate, which earlier ran into trouble for its proposal that was deemed too large by locals and Board of Standards and Appeals. The new permits mark Gottlieb's fourth try at making the building a reality.

The design of the Solar Carve building "is sculpted by geometric relationships between the building and the sun's path," according to Studio Gang's website.
· Permits Filed & New Look: Solar Carve, 40 10th Avenue, Meatpacking District [NY Yimby]
· Studio/Gang's Zany, Angular High Line Tower Is Gonna Happen [Curbed]
· Plans For Studio Gang's First NYC Project Hit A Roadblock [Curbed]