WHY YOU LIVE DOWNTOWN
you can thank selldorf for the fact that your nyc weekend itinerary includes a house museum (see: her flawless renovation of the neue Galerie and the upcoming redo of the beloved Frick). But she is equally adept at downtown cool, as evidenced by the emergence of West chelsea as a neighborhood with property values that eclipse those on Fifth avenue and where she designed the first sky garage in manhattan, at 200 eleventh avenue.
“She’s so clear about what she wants to do and has a strong set of core beliefs, but she’s also a great listener. I’ve tried working with other architects, and they were authoritative, but they just couldn’t listen.” —David Zwirner, a longtime friend for whom Selldorf has done 18 projects, in a 2014 profile in the Gentlewoman