Unlike with a tray of brownies , the debate about whether or not a corner apartment is better than one in the center is not quite so contentious. Corner apartments offer better , more varied views and more natural light. Unfortunately , only a select few residents in each building get to experience life in a corner apartment.
However , a new residential tower in St. Louis is using a stacked tier design that angles outward as it rises to provide each of its 305 units with a corner living room. Residents will be able to see a park to the west and the Gateway Arch to the east. In addition to the views provided by these corner living rooms , the angled design will also allow more light to enter the apartments to help cut down on electricity usage.
The One Hundred building , designed by Studio Gang , will rise 385 feet in the air and offer 540,369 sf of space. At the top of each angled tier is a terrace and the building will also have a green roof with a social common area. One Hundred will collect and store rainwater for irrigation , helping eliminate some storm water runoff.
The 36-story tower will be split into eight tiers of four floors with a five-story podium base. The base will have space for retail and other amenities. Additionally , One Hundred will offer residents 355 underground parking spaces.
Construction is expected to begin next year with a 2019 completion date.