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The towers’ punched window openings reference the area’s historic industrial buildings

The Eleventh New York, US OPENING DATE: 2020 Designed for real estate development

The twisting towers will house

the base, the two towers pull

and investment company HFZ, the

residential units and a 137-room Six

away from each other and the

Eleventh is a mixed use project

Senses hotel, featuring a large spa.

neighbouring buildings to maximize

composed of two ‘twisting’ towers between the High Line and the

geometry of the two towers is a

Hudson River in New York.

direct response to the context. At

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The project includes an art gallery, parking and retail space.

were rooted in the traditions of Danish design, but inspired by what was happening elsewhere, resulting in an architecture that was rather different from that of our colleagues.” Christoffersen is currently working on projects including the new Washington Redskins Stadium, 2 World Trade Center, the Eleventh in New York and a mixed use office, residential and hotel complex for LA’s Art District.

: FLEMMING LEITO RP

Thomas Christoffersen Christoffersen was Ingels’ student at the Art Academy in Copenhagen back in the PLOT days, and he also became the firm’s first intern. He was involved in the early projects, including 8 House and VM House in Copenhagen, before moving to the States. When BIG was set up, he returned to Denmark to be part of the new practice. “There wasn’t a lot going on architecturally in Denmark at that time,” says Christoffersen. “We

urban space and views.’

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Of the design, BIG said: ‘The

BJARKE INGELS ON THOMAS CHRISTOFFERSEN

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