Architecture firm Studio Gang’s stunning contribution to Manhattan’s High Line Park is now complete at 40 Tenth Avenue in the Meatpacking District. Known as Solar Carve, the ten-story office building features a prismatic, gem-like façade designed to reduce the structure’s shadow on the surrounding neighborhood. The building, which was developed by Aurora Capital Associates and William Gottlieb Real Estate, comprises 160,000 square feet of Class A office space and offers panoramic views of the Hudson River.
Occupants will have access to more than 20,000 square feet of outdoor space, including a 10,000-square-foot roof deck and an 8,000-square-foot second-floor terrace adjacent to the High Line. Premium suites include private balconies.
“All of our efforts with this iconic building have finally come to fruition and 40 Tenth Avenue is now ready to take its place as a marquee office space in the Meatpacking District,” said Jared Epstein, vice president and principal at Aurora Capital Associates. “We couldn’t have done it without our amazing construction and design teams. Watching it evolve has been incredibly rewarding. We are excited to fill 40 Tenth with the many innovators pouring into Meatpacking.”
According to Studio Gang, the structure’s distinct façade is the product of the design group’s ongoing research into “solar carving,” or the way that building envelopes respond to the changing angles of sunlight throughout the day.