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NYC's skyline will get these new spiraling towers

By David Goldberg
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Another week, another report of an architectural marvel that will redefine NYC's skyline. Last week we reported that construction had begun on the innovative One Vanderbilt next to Grand Central Station, and now there's news of a new spectacle coming to NYC— the Eleventh, a pair of twisty, wonky high rises slated to open in Chelsea in 2019. What the name of the towers means is not clear at this point, but we're hoping there's some connection to the tween heroine of Stranger Things. 

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Situated near the High Line, the Eleventh towers will feature hotel, condo, shopping and spa accommodations and will cost $1.9 billion to complete. The high rises are designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, which is also bringing NYC the Spiral and 2 World Trade Center—two buildings that are also set to change NYC's skyline by 2021.

At 300 and 400 feet each, the Eleventh towers will stand out with their warped appearance, which makes them look like two buildings that got arm-twisted by the almighty.

Photography: Courtesy BIG

This new generation of skyscrapers represents the shape of things to come for Manhattan, and whether you're looking forward to the changes or packing your bags, you can at least appreciate how close we are getting to the New York City of The Fifth Element:

 

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