Façade work is on hold on the The XI, a 26- and 36-story two-tower development designed by Bjarke Ingels for HFZ Capital Group in Chelsea.
YIMBY’s Turkey Week update of stalled projects continues with The XI, a twisting pair of 26- and 36-story residential structures at 76 Eleventh Avenue in Chelsea. Designed by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels of Bjarke Ingels Group and developed by HFZ Capital Group, façade installation work appears to be on hold for the moment at the site, which is located on the western side of the High Line. Among the tallest buildings to rise along the Hudson River, the 908,250-square-foot two-tower design will yield 236 condominiums and a 137-room Six Senses Hotel Resort Spa, the brand’s first location in the United States. YIMBY last reported that Omnibuild is in charge of the construction and Douglas Elliman is handling sales and marketing.
The XI’s leaning, twisting profiles make a profound impact on the waterfront skyline. Though not nearly as tall as the structures in Related Companies’ multi-acre Hudson Yards complex, the development still carves out a distinctive presence among a neighborhood full of projects from high-profile architects including Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, and Jean Nouvel. The following photograph best illustrates this comparison.
Work on the exterior of the taller of the two superstructures has progressed the furthest, with most of the envelope facing the Hudson River and toward Lower Manhattan complete.
The development will yield 236 homes, with 87 units designed by Gilles & Boissier and 149 residences fitted with interiors by Gabellini Sheppard. Prices range between $2,575,000 to $14,500,000.
No revised construction timetable or completion date has been announced.