ELEVEN’s sculptural quality finds its origins in the Art Deco tradition. This familiar, slender, aesthetic can be seen in Minneapolis’ Rand and Foshay Towers, whose stepped-back crowns create strong silhouettes in the skyline. ELEVEN is similarly inspired by many of the pre-war residential buildings of New York and Chicago, long celebrated for being collections of homes in the city and sky. The windows on ELEVEN’s double-height base are inspired by the arched stone buildings that neighbor it on the Mississippi, including the Stone Arch Bridge and the Southeast Steam Plant.
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