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The Solar Carve Tower Has a Striking Faceted Facade

By: Meghan Young - Published: Nov 15, 2012 • References: studiogang.net and fastcodesign
The Solar Carve Tower is set to be the latest addition to Chicago's High Line. A stunning gem of a building, it has a faceted facade that will help it fit right in with the rest of the architecture built along the elevated park. Unlike the existing structures, the Solar Carve Tower makes some interesting concessions when it comes to context and the environment.

For instance, the geometric cuts of the Solar Carve Tower allow sunlight to stream into areas of the building that would normally succumb to shadows. This also ensures an unobstructed view of the Hudson River. Clever and creative, the Solar Carve Tower is "a skyscraper that enhances the public life of the city in ways that a stand-alone icon cannot,” as designer Jeanne Gang puts it.