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Studio Gang’s High Line-adjacent ‘Solar Carve’ tops out

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The 139,000-square-foot building now stands 10-stories tall

Max Touhey

Just four months after we last checked in with the site, Studio Gang’s dramatic Solar Carve building has now topped out next to the High Line. The office building now stands 10-stories tall, and is located on Tenth Avenue between West 13th and 14th Streets.

Now officially known as 40 Tenth Avenue, the building got its solar carve moniker from the particular design technology adopted by Studio Gang. The architecture firm describes it as “using incident angles of the sun’s rays to sculpt a building’s form to prevent it from casting shadows on either the adjacent High Line or the street.”

One of the standout features of the building will be outdoor space; This includes a 10,000-square-foot shared roof deck, an 8,000-square-foot second floor terrace that’s right next to the High Line, and private outdoor space on eight floors. The 139,000-square-foot building will also have 40,000 square feet of retail with some of the retail spaces having ceilings as high as 17 feet.

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Developers Aurora Capital and William Gottlieb Real Estate have retained Cushman & Wakefield to manage sales and marketing at the building. Construction on this unique Meatpacking District structure is expected to wrap by March 2019.

Views from inside 40 Tenth Avenue.
Views from the top floor of 40 Tenth Avenue.
A rendering of the building.
Courtesy of Studio Gang by Neoscape