BIG Architects Unveil New Renderings for Twisting Towers in NYC

Leading architectural firm, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has revealed new renderings for their pair of New York twisting towers. Located in Chelsea neighborhood in New York, the Danish firm’s residential complex known as “The Eleventh Development” is currently under construction.

The residential twisting towers were designed for developers HFZ Capital Group and they include a total of 236 residences in addition to a luxurious 137-room hotel administered by the Six Senses Spa resort.

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Located along the High Line in New York and overlooking the Hudson River, the twisting towers are covered with bronze and travertine cladding and are designed with different heights. Wrapping around a courtyard at the ground floor level, the two twisting towers are connected by a bridge.

The grid-like windows do not only complement the slanted walls of the rotated towers, but also allow beautiful views for the residents of “The Eleventh”.  Also, a small mass is protruded at the highest point of each skyscraper, for residents to enjoy spectacular views of the Chelsea neighborhood and the Hudson River.


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Completing their series of twisted buildings, BIG architects have released their proposals for “The Eleventh” earlier in 2016. Their previous twisting designs include a pair of residential towers in Miami and warmed tower in the Canadian city of Vancouver.

According to Bjarke Ingels Group’s official website, the twisting forms integrate with the site. They said, “The geometry of the two towers is a direct response to the context. At the base, the two towers pull away from each other and the neighboring buildings to maximize urban space and views. As they rise, the towers morph and re-orient to take advantage of the best views at the upper levels, while also allowing for unobstructed Hudson River views towards the west and city views towards the south, east, and northeast.”

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“The twisting geometry at the corners of the towers reduces the overall bulk of the buildings and create additional separation between the towers,” adds the leading Danish firm.

Interestingly, the Chelsea neighborhood already houses multiple large-scale developments by many starchitects including Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, and Renzo Piano.



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