Studio Gang’s Solar Carve tower is moving full speed ahead, and a set of new renderings—including a first look at the building’s interiors—are here to prove it. The geometric office tower, set to rise on Tenth Avenue between West 13th and West 14th streets, has been a long time in the making. In brief, a design for the building was first revealed in 2012, and required approval from the Board of Standards and Appeals. Developer William Gottlieb Real Estate appeared in front of the BSA four times before their application was approved, with permits following in November 2015.
And now, a profile in the New York Post indicates that in the months to come Solar Carve will be a larger part of the conversation surrounding developments rising along the High Line. According to the Post, the folks leading the charge at Solar Carve have hired Cushman and Wakefield to oversee leasing for the new project. The spec office building will have 139,000 square feet in total, with price per square foot for the first leases hovering around $150 to $170 depending on their location in the building.
The building, whose shape derives from the “geometric relationships between the building and the sun's path” according to Studio Gang’s website, will provide office space with 16-foot window walls, and most floors will give way to terraces. (This is in addition to the 10,000-square-foot planted rooftop and 8,000-square-foot terrace that will pad the High Line.) The building will seek LEED silver, and is expected to open in the beginning of 2019.