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Exterior Work Continues On Bjarke Ingels’ The XI In Chelsea

November 12th, 2019

The stone façade is continuing to ascend the twisting superstructures of The XI. The unique pair of reinforced concrete towers is designed by Bjarke Ingels of Bjarke Ingels Group and stands immediately to the west of the High Line in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea. The 36- and 26-story structures topped out in March and will contain 236 condominiums and a 137-room Six Senses Hotel Resorts Spas, the first location in the United States. HFZ Capital Group is the developer of the 908,250-square-foot project, while Omnibuild is in charge of the ongoing construction at 76 Eleventh Avenue. Douglas Elliman is handling sales and marketing for the residences.

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A Look At Pierre Yovanovitch-Designed PH Collection At Bjarke's The XI

October 23rd, 2019

HFZ Capital Groupunveiled The XI’s West Tower Penthouses, envisioned by renowned French interior architect Pierre Yovanovitch. In line with the visionary spirit that gave rise to The XI, for the first time ever, Pierre Yovanovitch brings his artistry to residential condominiums. The result is nine unprecedented Penthouses, each a singular work of art. Crowning the tallest tower in West Chelsea at nearly 400 feet, the Penthouses on levels 32 to 36 offer stunning 360-degree views of Manhattan, from the Statue of Liberty to the Hudson River and Empire State Building.

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9 Gorgeous Penthouses Were Just Unveiled at Bjarke Ingels’ Twisting Residential Towers in NYC

October 11th, 2019

Living above it all is one thing, but kicking back in a starchitect-designed penthouse, with interiors by one of the top designers in the biz? That’s a thing of beauty. Bjarke Ingels Group’s condominiums at The XI are making that particular ideal a reality, enlisting French interior designer Pierre Yovanovitch to craft interiors for the property’s nine just-unveiled penthouses.

Architectural Digest

Explore Pierre Yovanovitch and Bjarke Ingels’s New Megawatt Collaboration

October 4th, 2019

In 2016, a warped pyramid of a residential tower entered the New York City skyline. With VIA, located in Manhattan on West 57th at the Hudson River, AD100 architect Bjarke Ingels made his first residential mark on the city. Now his second, also with a twisted design, is under construction in Chelsea: the XI a travertine-and-bronze-clad two-tower complex, one 36 stories tall, the other 26 stories tall, that will also include the first United States Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. At a topping off preview in March, visitors marveled over the stunning views from floor 36, the top of the tallest tower. Now, this and the four floors below are being shaped into nine similarly fabulous penthouses, courtesy of another AD100 designer, Pierre Yovanovitch.

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How Bjarke Ingels Became Architecture’s Most Subversive Superstar

September 24th, 2019

Take the XI, for example, a pair of towers under construction in Chelsea that resemble a dancing couple, flirtatiously twisting toward each other as they soar skyward; the design maximizes square footage without compromising views. HFZ’s Ziel Feldman, the project’s developer, recalls meeting Ingels for lunch to discuss it; by the end of the meal, the architect had sketched an initial concept on a napkin. “He’s not egotistical, and he has almost superhuman energy,” Feldman explains. “And he will design from the inside out, not the outside in. He doesn’t make buildings that are beautiful architecturally that you can’t live in.”

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Creating True Conversation Areas in Your Home

September 18th, 2019

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Construction Update: The XI

August 21st, 2019

Facade installation is ongoing at the west tower of HFZ Capital Group's The XI, a mixed use development at 76 11th Avenue. Designed by the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), the development consists of two twisting towers atop an 85 foot podium adjacent to the High Line. The 36-story west tower rises 400 feet and will consist of residential units and supporting amenities. A 26-story east tower will offer a mixture of residential units on the upper floors and a Six Senses hotel on the lower floors.

New York YIMBY

Stone Façade Of Bjarke Ingels’ The XI Seen Climbing Above Eleventh Avenue In Chelsea

August 20th, 2019

The stone façade has begun to climb up the twisting curtain walls The XI, a pair of towers designed by Bjarke Ingels of Bjarke Ingels Group in Chelsea. One of the most noticeable construction projects along the High Line, the 36- and 26-story reinforced concrete towers, which topped out in March, will soon be home to condominiums and a 137-room Six Senses Hotel Resorts Spas, the first location in the United States. Eighty-seven of the residential units will be designed by Gilles & Boissier, while 136 will be designed by Gabellini Sheppard. Prices will range from $2,575,000 to $14,500,000.New photos of the larger, 402-foot-tall superstructure show the color and texture of the envelope, which is going to be covered with travertine stone. The warm hues tone down the bright white-colored exterior, which is only the backside to the travertine fitting. Workers are about two-thirds of the way up the western profile, while the shorter, 300-foot-tall counterpart has yet to begin curtain installation.

Travel and Leisure

The Top 25 Hotel Brands in the World

July 18th, 2019

“True pioneers in wellness,” as one reader described it, Six Senses delivers innovative treatments, best-in-class amenities, and dining experiences that are as indulgent as they are health-conscious. All of these aspects work in concert to help guests of all ages develop more mindful habits. Also impressive is what another reader touts as the brand’s “incredible commitment to sustainability.” There’s even a designated vice president who oversees initiatives devoted to that purpose, including replacing plastic water bottles with recyclable glass ones at all of the brand’s 17 properties. But perhaps what makes Six Senses’ diverse portfolio so consistently popular among T+L readers is what one fan described as “true emotional hospitality” — the kind of gracious, intuitive service that leaves each guest feeling special and seen.