SOLAR CARVE TOWER BY STUDIO GANG ARCHITECTS


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Among the strategies that Studio Gang has developed through its tall building research is “solar carving”: using incident angles of the sun’s rays to sculpt building form. 


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The Solar Carve Tower advances this concept further by exploring how shaping the carve in response to additional site-specific criteria can expand its exciting architectural potential.

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Located between Manhattan’s High Line elevated park and the Hudson River, the gem-like façade of Solar Carve is sculpted based on geometric relationships between the building and the sun’s path, as well as the viewshed between the park and the Hudson.

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This integrated formal response allows the building to benefit the important public green space of the High Line (giving it maximum light, fresh air, and river views) and become a standout marker on the New York skyline.

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Upon completion, the 186,700 sf tower will contain offices, amenity spaces, parking, and retail.

Location: New York City, USA

Size: 186,700 sf

Height: 213 ft

Owner: William Gottlieb Real Estate

Status: Anticipated Completion 2015

LEED Rating: targeted Silver

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