YIMBY Scopes Rooftop Views From The XI With Bjarke Ingels At Topping-Out Ceremony

The XI, rendering from TheXI.com

On the heels of the topping-out of The XI’s second tower, YIMBY attended the official ceremony for the milestone hosted by the project’s architect Bjarke Ingels, offering a first look at the sweeping views from the top of the complex. The 908,250-square-foot development stands next to the High Line in Chelsea and is now the tallest set of buildings in the neighborhood. The first 30-story skyscraper sitting closer to the Hudson River reached the 402-foot-tall roof parapet last year. The shorter 20-story, 300-foot-tall sibling climbed to its pinnacle just a couple weeks ago. HFZ Capital Group is the developer of the project. Omnibuild is in charge of constructing this new icon for New York City.

Looking up at The XI along West 17th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Views of the surrounding skyline served as a breathtaking backdrop to the event, and the golden hour lighting and dramatic views looking down at the future 20-story Six Senses Hotel Resorts Spas across the courtyard heightened the architectural dialog. The stone facade should most likely start going in place sometime this Spring.

Bjarke Ingels speaking and talking about the architecture of The XI and the views. Photo by Michael Young

The construction crane for the 20-story tower sits across from the large floor-to-ceiling-windows. Photo by Michael Young

The top of the shorter building at The XI looking east. Photo by Michael Young

Looking down at what would be the future home of the upcoming Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. Photo by Michael Young

Views of Thomas Heatherwick’s Pier 55 structure is easily seen along the Hudson River as well as Chelsea Piers right across the building’s western elevation.

Pier 55 under construction. Photo by Michael Young

Chelsea Piers. Photo by Michael Young

The IAC Building by Frank Gehry, 100 Eleventh Avenue by Jean Nouvel, and 520 West 20th Street by Morris Adjmi Architects are also clearly visible along with Hudson Yards, the Empire State Building, One Vanderbilt, and the rest of the Midtown skyline.

The IAC Building, 520 West 20th Street and 100 Eleventh Avenue from above. Photo by Michael Young

Hudson Yards and the Empire State Building looking north. The IAC Building and 100 Eleventh Avenue from above. Photo by Michael Young

Uninterrupted views of Lower Manhattan are seen from the higher floors and also come with panoramic views of the sunset behind Jersey City and Hoboken.

Lower Manhattan seen at golden hour. Photo by Michael Young

Completion of The XI is expected in 2020.

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3 Comments on "YIMBY Scopes Rooftop Views From The XI With Bjarke Ingels At Topping-Out Ceremony"

  1. Jack Liberman | March 13, 2019 at 9:13 am | Reply

    Why is “20 and 30 story”, it is 25 and 34 story. Unless you don’t count commercial, retail, ammenities podium. This happens in case of Brooklyn City Point, like 4 story retail podium for mall and from then 19 and 30 stories rental building and condo.

  2. DOMINIC CODIO | March 13, 2019 at 9:16 am | Reply

    Great addition to neighborhood. Love the pics.

    • Jack Liberman | March 14, 2019 at 9:47 am | Reply

      The views from this buildings are great, but overall design should be much better, twisted pair of what, and if 60 story twisted several times, this how it should be, but in this everything limited with height and even 200 feet is like a skyscraper here. At 402 feet it’s like a “supertall”.

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