These new photos capture the jagged glass tower that US firm Studio Gang has designed on the High Line park in New York’s Meatpacking district.
Construction work has now completed on the glass office building located at 40 Tenth Avenue, between the popular elevated park and the Hudson River.
First unveiled in early 2017, the glass tower feature huge chunks that are cutaway to form a faceted edge, which angles inwards halfway up the building.
Studio Gang designed the arrangement to follow the path of sunlight in order prevent blocking light and views to the Hudson River and Manhattan from inside.
The firm dubbed the process “solar carving” and named the high-rise, Solar Carve Tower, as a result.
The new photos show that the open-plan spaces inside have expansive vistas, and simple materials, including exposed concrete flooring and columns.
Tenants of the Studio Gang offices will have access to an 8,000-square-foot (add metres) outdoor space that adjoins the elevated park, along with a shared 10,000-square-foot roof deck.
The Solar Carve Tower is among a host of new projects along the High Line – spurred on by its transformation from a disused elevated railway to a public park, completed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and James Corner Field Operations in 2009.
The new massive Hudson Yards development is located at the end of the park, while other projects in the vicinity include late architect Zaha Hadid’s first residential building in the city.
A number of projects by well-known architects are also underway including BIG’s twisting towers and Thomas Heatherwick’s Pier 55 park. Heatherwick’s condo towers, with bulbous windows, is also being built along the park.
Studio Gang was founded by American architect Jeanne Gang. She was listed on Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people for 2019, marking the only architect to make the cut.