There are big projects, and then there are big projects designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group. In what is unquestionably the largest out-of-the-ground project in Omnibuild’s history, the pair of twisting towers (known as “The Eleventh”) will be our most-high profile one as well.
HFZ Capital acquired the undeveloped site between 17th and 18th Street, and 10th and 11th Avenue back in April 2015. The Highline actually spans over its eastern most section. BIG was brought on to design the mixed-use project which will include a 137-room luxury hotel run by the five-star Six Senses brand. It will be the flagship resort for the brand in the United States.
The rest of the space within the 25 and 34-story towers will be 247 private condominium residences, and 90,000 square feet of retail space. Foundation work has been underway for some time and we now have been officially selected as the Construction Manager after months of pre-construction.
“It goes without saying that we’re excited to be working on a project like this,” said Omnibuild CEO, Peter Serpico. “It’s the design, it’s the location, it’s the challenge. It’s a chance to make a memorable impact on the New York City skyline.”
A project of this size and complexity (895,000 square feet) will take time to bring to fruition, but Omnibuild is ready for the journey. “Working with the HFZ and BIG teams throughout these early stages has been great. The energy is palpable. We’re excited to carry this through to 2018 and 2019,” said Omnibuild COO, John Mingione.
Architect of record on the project is Woods Bagot.
We’ll have updates via our project page as the project continues to take shape.