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New looks at Bjarke Ingels’s High Line towers, now with skybridges

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The latest batch of renderings for the Danish architect's Chelsea project have glass skybridges

HFZ Capital and Bjarke Ingels Group are set to transform the area around the southern end of the High Line with the duo’s collaboration at 76 Eleventh Avenue, but before that can happen, they need to decide on a final design. Thus far, the Danish starchitect has revealed two designs for the pair of buildings due to rise on the site: the first was very, well, Bjarke Ingels, with two twisty towers that were somewhat reminiscent of his tetrahedron on West 57th Street; the second kept the buildings’ curve, but pared down the frills.

Now, YIMBY has gotten its hands on a third design for the building, which is yet another refinement of the more subdued renderings that appeared earlier this year. But the buildings aren’t too straightforward—this is Bjarke Ingels we’re talking about—and the latest batch of renderings show some flourishes that have been added to the development.

Both buildings, due to rise 38 and 28 stories, will be topped by glass crowns; the images also show that they’ll be connected by glass skybridges, which will sit relatively low to the ground. The new renderings also offer a peek at the development’s retail component, which will basically sit below the High Line.

Assuming everything goes according to plan, the development will be completed by 2018; construction work is already happening at the site. But we wouldn’t count out more changes to this design before then.