Approaching completion, Jean Nouvel’s new luxury residences at 100 11th have been masterfully crafted from the inside and out. The 23-story tower, located at 19th St and West Side Highway, faces the IAC/InterActive Corporation headquarters designed by Frank Gehry. Both buildings, bound by the Hudson River to the west and the High Line to the east, provide a new chapter to the ever-changing story of Chelsea’s design district.
The most dynamic views of 100 11th, referred to as the “Vision Machine” by Jean Nouvel, can be taken in from the south via the High Line, or the west – even from across the Hudson. These are the sides which the highly engineered glass curtain wall, the most technologically advanced ever constructed in NYC, wraps tightly around the black brick building. Made up of approximately 1647 window panes varying in both size and inclination, these façades shift throughout the day depending on the location of the sun. The photograph below was taken from the High Line at sunset, with its mosaic-like screen capturing and reflecting the fragmented, nuanced, changing life of New York City.
By contrast, the north and east façades are made up of black brick referencing the masonry characteristics of West Chelsea’s industrial past. Punched windows, also varying in size and location, frame and highlight certain views of the city from within. While not yet occupied, every single residence at 100 11th will be connected to the south or west window wall, receiving a floor-to-ceiling stretch of natural light and urban energy.
View of 100 11th from the High Line
Window Wall via dezeen
View from Interior - via dezeen