The Shed |
Opening in 2019, The Shed is NYC's first 21st Century center for the arts. Currently under construction on the far West Side of Manhattan where the High Line meets Hudson Yards, The Shed will be housed in a 200,000 SF, six-level structure designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group. The building can accomodate the broadest range of performance, visual art, music, and multi-disciplinary work, and the flexible design can operate in various configurations and offer multiple events simultaneously.
The Shed's six-level fixed building includes two large-scale, column-free galleries that provide 25,000 SF of museum-quality space; a 500-seat theater, event and rehearsal space; and a lab for artists to experiment. The telescoping outer shell deploys on rails over the adjoining plaza to provide a 120-foot-high, light-, sound- and temperature-controlled hall that can serve a variety of uses including a theater seating 1,250 or a standing audience of 3,000. When the shell is nested over the fixed building, the 20,000 SF plaza will be open public space that also can be used for outdoor programming.
Levien & Company is the Owner's Representative for the project.