Bjarke Ingels’ ‘bold yet graceful’ High Line towers get new website and flashy signage

Posted On Thu, January 26, 2017 By

Posted On Thu, January 26, 2017 By In Chelsea, condos, Meatpacking District, New Developments, Starchitecture

When HFZ Capital Group chairman Ziel Feldman needed a bold design for what will be Chelsea‘s largest development in more than a decade, he knew the very-visible, block-long site wanted nothing short of an architectural icon to house the future 950,000-square-foot mix of parking, retail and office space, a 137-room Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spa and 240 condominium apartments. So it should come as no surprise that Bjarke Ingels’ BIG was chosen to design what would be the firm’s second Hudson River-front tower (after Via 57 West). Straddling the High Line and offering sunset river views, the two towers penned by the Danish wunderkind sit atop a four-floor base at 76 Eleventh Avenue, rising to 28 and 38 floors, respectively. CityRealty now brings us a collection of new views and a concept development slideshow of the $1.9 billion project recently published by BIG on their website.

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6sqft showed renderings back in October that revealed the design of the buildings, “which are distinguished by their twisting silhouettes, glowing crowns, and two amenity-filled podium bridges that connect them.”

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The podium bridges

The slideshow walks the viewer through the building’s design as it evolved, taking into account the importance of highlighting the skyline and waterfront views, yet deflecting direct views between buildings–all while considering city zoning regulations that limit the heights of the towers. Many of the building’s hotel amenities and much of its office space will be housed in a through-block passageway that divides the property and the aforementioned podium bridges that stretch between them.

the eleventh, bjarke ingels, BIG, HFZ Capital Group, 76 Eleventh Avenue,View of the new construction fence signage

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View of the western postion of the site from the High Line

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The portion of the lot east of the High Line will host a new public park

There’s also some new signage up, calling the building’s design “Bold yet Graceful” and revealing the project’s official website, theeleventh.com. Construction at the land-filled site began last summer and site preparation work (seen in the photos above) is happening now. Prices for the condos will reportedly start at just under $4 million; completion is expected in 2019.

Find future listings for The Eleventh at CityRealty, and view BIG’s full concept slideshow here.

[Via CityRealty]

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Renderings © Bjarke Ingels Group; Construction shots via CityRealty

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