29 Jan Bjarke Ingels’s twisting High Line towers are on the rise
The development will hold luxury condos, hotel and spa
By Emily Nonko Jan 25, 2018
Construction is moving right along at 76 Eleventh Avenue, home to one of starchitect Bjarke Ingels’s many New York City projects. Developed by HFZ Capital Group and to be known as The Eleventh, the development will consists of two twisting towers atop an 85 foot podium adjacent to the High Line.
Field Condition spotted progress at the construction site, with at least one of the buildings rising up from the podium. The west tower is set to rise 400 feet and will consist of residential units and amenities. The east tower will top out at 300 feet, holding residential units on the upper floors and a 137-key Six Senses hotel and spa on the lower floors. The towers, which will be the tallest in West Chelsea, will hold a total of 240 luxury condos between them.
The stone and metal buildings keep with Ingels’s style; a press release stated that he “draws inspiration from New York City’s classic Modernist structures and cultural institutions, while skewing traditional skyscraper geometry with rotating forms that maximize views from both towers.”
HFZ also announced that the firm is teaming up with Friends of the High Line to collaborate on creating an open-air pedestrian promenade for the development that will run adjacent to the elevated linear park. The whole shebang is expected to open in 2019.
Original Post: ny.curbed.com