studio gang completes high line-adjacent office tower in new york

studio gang completes high line-adjacent office tower in new york

‘40 tenth avenue’, the 10-story office building designed by studio gang, is now complete in new york. located next to the high line, between west 13th and 14th streets, the building is characterized by its gem-like curtain wall that responds to the path of the sun and the surrounding buildings. tenants will enjoy panoramic views of the hudson river as well as over 20,000 square feet of outdoor space, including a 10,000-square-foot shared roof deck, 8,000-square-foot second-floor outdoor space adjacent to the high line, and eight floors with private outdoor space.

studio gang 40 tenth
image © timothy schenck (main image © tom harris)



studio gang’s design is rooted in their ongoing research into buildings that are responsive to incident sun angles, what the firm calls ‘solar carving’. in the case of 40 tenth avenue, the building mass was pushed to the west and carved back in order to prioritize light and fresh air to the high line. the building’s high-performance façade is characterized by three-dimensional glass units which carve away the corners of the building and create private balconies for tenants that overlook both the park and the river. at the top and adjacent to the park, large terraces provide planted gathering spaces for the building.

studio gang 40 tenth
image © nic lehoux



earlier in 2019, the project’s development team — aurora capital associates and william gottlieb real estate — announced that private investment firm starwood capital group holdings had signed a 14,258-square-foot lease for the building’s entire eighth floor. meanwhile, the ground floor retail space will be home to the US interactive marketing center of genesis, hyundai’s luxury automotive brand.

image © nic lehoux



‘it’s extremely gratifying to see our vision for 40 tenth avenue come to fruition,’ says bobby cayre, CEO of aurora capital associates. ‘thanks to the hard work and dedication of many people, the building’s iconic design, amazing views, and abundant outdoor spaces will benefit the meatpacking district for many years to come.’ see designboom’s previous coverage of the project here.

studio gang 40 tenth
image © timothy schenck

studio gang 40 tenth
image © tom harris

image © tom harris

image © tom harris

image © nic lehoux

image © tom harris



UPDATE: this project has been shortlisted in the ‘future projects – office’ category at the 2019 world architecture festival.



project info:


name: 40 tenth avenue
location: new york city, NY
architect: studio gang
developer: aurora capital and william gottlieb

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