76 11th Avenue ‘The Eleventh’ 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 82.700 gross square meters, mixed-use project is composed of two towers: a West tower of 34 stories and an East tower of 25 stories which are both set on a 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.
Photo credits: Bjarke Ingels Group