76 11th Avenue ‘The Eleventh’, Designed by BIG, is located in West Chelsea between the High Line and the Hudson River. Spanning a full block from 17th Street to 18th Street and 10th Avenue to 11th Avenue, the 890,000 gross square foot, mixed-use project is composed of two towers: a West tower of 34 stories (402 ft) and an East tower of 25 stories (302 ft) which are both set on a 60 to 85 ft podium.
The West Tower will be entirely dedicated to residences and residential amenities. The east tower will be a combination of hotel and residential units. The hotel will be located adjacent to the High Line within the lower half of the East Tower and the residences will occupy the upper floors.
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 un-obstructed Hudson River views towards the west and city views towards the south, east, and northeast. The twisting geometry at the corners of the towers reduces the overall bulk of the buildings and create additional separation between the towers.
The façade design is inspired by the punched windows seen in the historic warehouses of the Meatpacking and West Chelsea neighborhoods. The façade patterning functions as an honest expression of the gridded structural logic of the building, which steps to follow the movement of the towers’ geometry.
A through-block street between 17th and 18th Streets will provide tenant and visitor access to the residential lobbies, with a vehicular drop-off at a landscaped mid-block inner courtyard. The hotel will be accessed on 18th street adjacent to the High Line. The project also includes below grade parking, a five story commercial building, and a multi-level retail space with frontage below the High Line, facing a public plaza along 10th Avenue.
Currently under construction, The XI is set to complete in 2019.
ARCHITECTS: Bjarke Ingels Group
PROJECT: The Eleventh
CLIENT: 76 Eleventh Property Owner Llc
COLLABORATORS: Six Senses
SIZE: 83.000 m2
LOCATION: New York City, Usa
STATUS: Under Construction
Partners in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen, Beat Schenk
Project Architect: Andreas Buettner
Project Designer: Doug Stechschulte
Project Manager: Christopher White
Team: Adrian Mans, Agne Rapkeviciute, Alana Goldweit, Ali Chen, Amir Mikhaeil, Chris Farmer, Deborah Cambell, Douglass Alligood, Francesca Portesine, Francis Fontaine, Hector Romero, Hung Kai Liao, Jan Leenknegt, Juan David Ramirez, Justyna Mydlak, Lasse Kristensen, Marcus Kujala, Maureen Rahman, Pauline Lavie
Project Description via architects