Architectural Record — "One Hundred by Studio Gang"

"Forest Park has been the 1,300-acre centerpiece of St. Louis for nearly 150 years: it hosted the 1904 World’s Fair and is home to many of the city’s beloved museums, gardens, and historical structures. Today, a new building punctuates the northeast corner of the park. . . . The most striking feature of the new building is its distinctive shape. Above a horizontal podium consisting of the ground floor, parking levels, and an amenities level, the tower rises in a series of four- or five-floor tiers, each splaying upward in a pattern of oblique angles. One Hundred is the latest in a trio of ground-up projects that Studio Gang has completed with Chicago developer Mac Properties, each with successively more complex exterior skins that address conditions of natural light and solar heat gain. Studio Gang’s earlier projects with Mac Properties, City Hyde Park and Solstice on the Park, both in Chicago, foreshadowed the formal decisions made at One Hundred. But while those two buildings manipulated the skin solely in the horizontal or vertical axis, respectively, the faceted facade of One Hundred contorts in both directions, maximizing views and daylight."

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Architectural Record — "One Hundred by Studio Gang"

Sam Fentress

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