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OMG! This is truly awesome.
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The High Line itself is becoming a living museum of early 21st-Century architecture...a bona-fide linear gallery, in more ways than one.
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Line Gang
Aqua Tower architect to make New York debut in booming meatpacking district





Alan G. Brake
10.31.2012



http://www.gizmag.com/solar-carve-tower/24887/pictures

Solar Carve Tower means not to intrude





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November 6, 2012

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Studio Gang Architects has unveiled an unusual scheme for a 213-ft (65-meter) tower to be be built directly next to New York's High Line, the elevated park converted from a former rail line. Studio Gang's Solar Carve Tower is named for its unusual tapered design which shaves away corners of an otherwise cuboid tower form. The shape is designed to minimize the tower as an obstruction to direct sunlight en route to the High Line.

Currently the site of meatpacking facilities on the corner of 14th Street and 10th Avenue, the proposed location for Solar Carve Tower stands directly to the west of the High Line, near the bank of the Hudson River. This makes the High Line particularly sensitive to new construction in that location, where new buildings are likely to block late, low sun from the west where, thanks to the presence of the river, there's otherwise plenty of sky.



Alternative forms explored (Image courtesy of Studio Gang Architects)



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Gang's Solar Carve Tower Will Keep High Line in the Spotlight

By Lee Bey
November 5, 2012

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An old meatpacking plant abutting Manhattan's celebrated High Line park could soon be replaced by what promises to be one of the most talked-about buildings in New York, if all goes according to plan.

Designed by Chicago architect Jeanne Gang, the proposed Solar Carve Tower is a glassy, 213-foot-tall office and retail building with a faceted facade. As its name suggests, two corners of the 186,700-square-foot building are carved away to let daylight shine past it and onto the neighboring High Line. The tower, to be developed by William Gottlieb Real Estate, would be located on 10th Avenue between 13th and 14th streets.

Solar Carve Tower would be the first New York project for Gang, who says the commission began with a phone call from the Gottlieb company. "They called us up one day and said, 'We want to do a very special building and we'd like you to look at the site,'" says Gang. The firm’s analyses showed the sliced tower would allow 200 more hours of sunlight per year to fall on the High Line. But because of its unusual shape, which aims to bring light and air to the raised park instead of just the streets below, the architect and developer are seeking a zoning variance from the city's Board of Standards and Appeals.

"You want to bring light and air to the street, but zoning hasn't caught up,” to treating the High Line as such, Gang says. "If we were to build what we were allowed to build, we'd be essentially running [the High Line] into a tunnel," similar to how the Standard Hotel currently straddles the park. Gang says she hopes to have the variance granted by May. "We're hoping they will recognize how important this is," she says. The project is tentatively scheduled to be completed by late 2015.
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Nice design, although it looks awkward from some angles.
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The second rendering of the building at night looks pretty neat. It won't be the best tower adjacent to the high Line but it'll be a fine addition.
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this is eh, they dont understand the meatpacking like morris adjimi does, but we will see. for this kind of design its all in the materials.

say goodbye to the former meatpacking warehouse on the site today:







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Hopefully that Aqua Tower is approved by the Board of Standards and Appeals. There's also some demo going on one block north of that site at 461 W 14th St. No clue what's going on there.

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Old Posted Nov 27, 2012, 11:22 PM
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The High Line boom continues...


http://archpaper.com/news/articles.asp?id=6374

Unveiled> 510 West 22nd Street
COOKFOX designs a biophilic office building along the High Line that looks to connect with nature.






Aaron Seward
November 27, 2012


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COOKFOX Architects has designed its next version of the sustainable workplace: 510 West 22nd Street, a speculative office building set to rise beside the High Line. While One Bryant Park—the firm’s groundbreaking Platinum LEED tower—distinguished itself on the city skyline with a glacial, shard-like glass profile, 510 responds directly to the neighboring elevated-rail-turned-urban-park with a biophilic approach that seeks to connect tenants with nature.

The building’s predominantly glass curtain wall has dark charcoal-colored metal mullions that reflect the High Line’s steel structure and brise-soleils that reduce glare and mitigate heat loading. Landscaped terraces on the second and seventh floors have timber ceilings that recall the park’s Ipe wood benches. The architects also gave the building a High Line of its own with a rooftop garden complete with mobile planters on train tracks.

Inside, high ceilings, abundant daylight, and an under-floor ventilation system create a pleasing and healthy environment for workers. The architects optimized views to the city and the High Line by cantilevering the floor slabs 15 feet off the columns, making way for unbroken expanses of glass on the perimeter. Operable windows provide access to fresh air and let in the sounds of the birds who live in the High Line’s birch thicket just outside.

As with COOKFOX’s last office tower, 510 will seek a LEED Platinum rating

















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510 W 22nd is so cool. Not ground breaking, but a very welcome addition, and since it's being built on spec construction shouldn't be far off.
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Romanoff Equities strikes deal with partner for Meatpacking District office, retail project
January 07, 2013 06:15PM
By Katherine Clarke



"Meatpacking District landlord Romanoff Equities is joining with Property Group Partners to bring to life a 120,000-square-foot mixed-use office and retail development on a vacant site at 860 Washington Street, Property Group Partners announced today.

The developer is set to break ground on the project in the third quarter of 2013, with completion slated for 2015.

...“[Romanoff Equities] has obtained essential approvals and permits allowing Property Group Partners to bring this project to reality,” said Jeffrey Sussman, president of Property Group Partners.

The 10-story property was designed by James Carpenter Design Associates and has floor plates of 11,000 to 13,400 square feet. The building, which is seeking LEED certification, will have retail space on two floors adjacent to the High Line park, according to its developers..."
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I can't wait for the first duane reade to open on the high line
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The abundance of modernism along the hi line will make it one of new Yorks most progressive areas. I'm glad they didn't do mostly industrial brick buildings .
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The High Line itself is becoming a living museum of early 21st-Century architecture...a bona-fide linear gallery, in more ways than one.
a just observation.
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Old Posted Jan 19, 2013, 7:52 AM
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any word on development of the parking lot on 10th ave bet. w17-18th streets? it was to be a residential bldg designed by robert a.m. stern at one point, but that site has been quiet for years now.
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Preservationists: New Tall Buildings Will Block High Line Views

January 20, 2013

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Preservationists have been taking issue in recent days with developments they say will block the open views of the High Line.

On its “Off the Grid” blog, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation complained that the southern end of the High Line in the Meatpacking District will soon “transform dramatically.”

Currently, the south end of the High Line is “bathed in sunlight” with panoramic views of the low-rise Meatpacking District to the east and the Hudson River to the west, the society said. But work was soon set to begin as of January on a 175-foot, glass-walled office tower just to the east of the High Line at 437 W. 13th St., and to the west, a developer has planned a 199-foot building between 13th and 14th streets along the High Line.

Between the new buildings and two existing buildings – the Standard Hotel, 848 Washington St., and the High Line Building, 450 W. 14th St. – “one will be surrounded on all four sides by glass and concrete high-rises” in what is now the area with the open vista, the society said in “Off the Grid.”

The society complained further that the city cut out the sites for the four tall buildings from the Gansevoort Market Historic District, a designation that the society itself proposed in the early 2000s.
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They'll come up with anything to complain about.
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If it hasn't been done already, someone should do a study comparing the cost of creating the High Line park versus the amount of money generated by real estate development and construction along the High Line.

I suspect that the "return on the investment" is huge.
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2013, 5:28 PM
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The huge affect the High Line has had on property values and development must make it among the most successful urban infrastructure projects EVER---and they wanted to demolish it.
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Currently, the south end of the High Line is “bathed in sunlight” with panoramic views of the low-rise Meatpacking District to the east and the Hudson River to the west, the society said. But work was soon set to begin as of January on a 175-foot, glass-walled office tower just to the east of the High Line at 437 W. 13th St., and to the west, a developer has planned a 199-foot building between 13th and 14th streets along the High Line.
Do theses 2 development sites have a forum? If so, does anyone know the link? Thanks!
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