New Renderings Revealed for Solar Carve Tower in New York by Studio Gang
As Studio Gang’s Solar Carve Tower nears the beginning of its construction, new renderings have been released for the project which will be located at 40 10th Avenue along New York City’s Highline. The design for the tower was proposed by Studio Gang in 2012, and it, finally, received approval in November 2015.
The renderings show the glass-skin tower carved and positioned in a way that allows the sunlight access to its neighboring High Line Park and the 860 Washington St. office project. “Sculpted by the angles of the sun, the Solar Carve Tower explores how shaping a building in response to solar access and other site-specific criteria can expand its architectural potential,” explains Studio Gang on their website.
The images, also, reveal a naturally lit interior, by the means of floor-to-ceiling windows which, additionally, provide an optimum view of the Hudson River. They capture the rooftop terraces of the building as well as its visual connection to the Pier 55 park project on the Hudson Waterfront.
The total area of the building will be 139,000 sq ft, including a 17,000 sq ft of retail space on the ground floor, a 10,000 sq ft rooftop terrace, and an 8,000 sq ft outdoor space. The areas of the tower’s office spaces vary per each floor due to its geometrical sculpted form. They range from 13,700 to 14,200 sq ft. The building is scheduled to open in 2019, with the aim of achieving a golden LEED certificate.