in april it was announced that ’40 tenth avenue’ — a tower designed by studio gang — had topped out in new york. now, four months later, jeanne gang’s firm has shared an update of the project, which is currently under construction along the high line. the form of the 10-floor commercial building is a response to the practice’s research into tall buildings and incident angles of the sun’s rays.

studio gang 40 tenth avenue
the building is located between the high line and the hudson river
image by timothy schenck

 

 

the new images, taken by photographer timothy schenck, show the shape of the tower and its relationship with the adjacent elevated park. the appearance of the structure is also becoming apparent, with glazing now cladding the lower levels of the scheme. ‘it’s been exciting watching its progression, especially as the glass is installed on the building’s carved-away form, which is sculpted by the angles of the sun,’ says studio gang.

studio gang 40 tenth avenue
the curtain wall unit is composed of a central diamond-shaped panel tiling downward
image by timothy schenck

 

 

developed by aurora capital and william gottlieb real estate, 40 tenth avenue features a dramatic curtain wall that accentuates its chiseled form. containing class-A commercial space, tenants will be afforded panoramic views and over 20,000 square feet of outdoor space. this includes 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 avenue
the glazing system has been geometrically optimized into a pattern of three-dimensional facets
image by timothy schenck

studio gang 40 tenth avenue
the building shown within the context of the high line
image by timothy schenck

studio gang 40 tenth avenue
a rendering illustrating the planned appearance of the project
image  © studio gang

studio gang 40 tenth avenue
diagram indicating how the form of the structure was generated
image  © studio gang

studio gang 40 tenth avenue
level 2 plan
image  © studio gang

studio gang 40 tenth avenue
section
image  © studio gang

 

 

project info:

 

name: 40 tenth avenue
location: new york city
status: under construction
client: 40-56 tenth ave joint ventures, LLC
type: office
size: 166,750 sqf / 15,492 sqm
sustainability: targeting LEED gold

 

consultant team
structural engineer, facade consultant, and acoustical consultant: arup
geotechnical engineer: RA consultants
MEP/FP, sustainability consultant, and IT and security consultant: GEA consulting engineers
expeditor and code consultant: code LLC
landscape architect: HMwhite
BPP consultant: sullivan group
OER consultant: HarPar engineering
lighting consultant: fisher marantz stone
vertical transportation consultant: joseph neto and associates/lerch bates
façade access consultant: lerch bates

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