100 Above the Park
100 Above the Park is a new residential tower overlooking Forest Park in St. Louis. The tower, Studio Gang’s first project in the city, will rise to 385 feet and include retail, amenities, parking, and residential apartments with views of the park to the west and the Gateway Arch to the east. Designed by Studio Gang and built by Clayco, this 518,000-square-foot, Green Globes-certified project is owned and developed by Mac Properties.
Four-story tiers are stacked over the height of the tower. The facade is angled to create generous outdoor spaces on top of each tier, providing terraces for a quarter of the apartments, as well as shared amenity space for the resident community atop the green roof podium.
The apartments are specifically designed to connect people to views of Forest Park and the Gateway Arch. Each apartment features its own corner living room with double exposures that, in addition to offering panoramic views, enhance the amount and quality of daylight within the units. The design’s angled edges create this condition, which, together with tilted glazing, not only capture more daylight but also self-shade when necessary and provide the opportunity for natural cross ventilation.
The design of the building also provides for niche public and retail spaces at ground level adjacent to the park and defines a wider, more generous public streetscape, strengthening pedestrian connections between the Central West End district and Forest Park.
100 Above the Park Timelapse
Constructing the uniquely scalloped facade and leaf-shaped floorplates on time required an aggressive schedule and complex concrete work. Through the use of BIM and GPS technology, as well as a specialized concrete mixture that cures faster than traditional material, the team completed one floor per week.
Another schedule-driven method the team utilized was to install the curtain-wall glass on an upper floor simultaneously with metal panel walls on the floors below. In total, 500,000 square feet of elevated concrete decks, 1,300 concrete risers, 23,000 cubic yards of concrete, and 850,000 lineal feet of post-tension cables were used.
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Two of Clayco’s self-performed services were also used in the construction. The reinforced concrete structure was completed by Concrete Strategies, while Ventana supplied and installed the curtainwall.