Aurora Capital Associates and William Gottlieb Real Estate today announced completion of their 40 Tenth Avenue, a 10-story, 160,000 s/f, boutique office building that will serve as a new architectural landmark in the Meatpacking District.
Designed by Studio Gang, an architecture practice led by Jeanne Gang, 40 Tenth Avenue was named as one of Architectural Digest’s most anticipated buildings of 2019. Located on Tenth Avenue between West 13th and 14th Streets, the building is characterized by its signature, gem-like curtain wall, chiseled shape, and dynamic relationship with its environment.
In March, Aurora Capital Associates and William Gottlieb Real Estate announced that private investment firm Starwood Capital Group Holdings signed a 14,258 s/f lease for the entire eighth floor of the building. The ground floor retail space at 40 Tenth Avenue will be home to the U.S. interactive marketing center of Genesis, Hyundai’s luxury automotive brand.
“It’s extremely gratifying to see our vision for 40 Tenth Avenue come to fruition,” said 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.”
Tenants of 40 Tenth Avenue will enjoy views of the Hudson River and Manhattan, as well as over 20,000 s/f of outdoor space, including a 10,000 s/f shared roof deck, 8,000 s/f second-floor outdoor space adjacent to the High Line, and eight floors with private outdoor space. The tower portion of the building’s nearly18-foot ceilings are the tallest in the Meatpacking District and considerably taller than what is standard for new construction in New York City.
“The Meatpacking District is important to our family, and we’re proud that 40 Tenth will now serve as the keystone of our portfolio in the neighborhood,” said Neil Bender, Managing Principal of William Gottlieb Real Estate. “We are long-term, generational holders here and consider ourselves stewards of the neighborhood, with a responsibility to invest in the District and help it evolve.”
Studio Gang’s design is rooted in its ongoing research into buildings that are responsive to the incident sun angles on the site, what they term “solar carving.” In the case of 40 Tenth Ave, the building mass was pushed to the West and carved back in order to prioritize light and fresh air to the High Line.