200 Eleventh Avenue / Selldorf Architects

© David Sundberg | Esto

Architect: Selldorf Architects
Location: , , USA
Project Area: 61,000 gsf
Project Year: 2010
Photographer: David Sundberg | Esto

This residential high-rise occupies the corner of 11th Avenue and 24th Street in West Chelsea, a new residential area forged from a former industrial zone and home to the City’s galleries for contemporary art. The 19-story building consists of a 16-story tower supported by a 3-story plinth. The plinth connects the building to the existing neighborhood context by maintaining street lines; the use of large windows which create a welcoming street presence; and a material palette (terracotta cladding and blackened steel window frames) that is in harmony with the surrounding industrial buildings.

© David Sundberg | Esto

Above the plinth, the tower has its own iconic architectural expression with the sinuous form of its stainless-steel rain screen which distinguishes the façade from short or long distances.


Inside, high ceilings give the 16 duplex condominiums the feel of private homes, as does the building’s garage: a car elevator that runs along the east side of the building, allowing residents to park directly outside their front doors. Detailing including casement windows recalls the graceful proportions of pre-war apartment buildings, interpreted for the 21st century.

© David Sundberg | Esto

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Cite: "200 Eleventh Avenue / Selldorf Architects" 17 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=176782>