Located on the 26-acre site of the Hudson Yards redevelopment, The Shed is a six-story 200,000 square-foot dynamic exhibition space that will host a wide diversity of visual and performing arts, including film, concerts, ballet, fashion shows, and other cultural events. Using industrial crane technology adapted by H&H, the structure includes a 40,000-square-foot column-free exhibition space and a 16,000-square-foot expandable shed, allowing the space to expand and contract to accommodate many different types of events and audiences.
Working with a team of signature architects, engineers, and constructors, including Diller Scorfidio+Renfro, Thornton Tomasetti, and Schiame Construction, H&H’s Kinetic Systems Group serviced as the Kinetics System Consultant and Kinetics Engineer of Record for the dynamic, adaptable, and unprecedented structure.
The structure will host traveling exhibitions and performances from around the world, as well as providing space for New York’s own cultural institutions to host events. Construction for The Shed is scheduled to break ground in 2015 after the work on the caisson-supported platform over the Hudson Yard tracks is completed. The structure will be opened to the public in April 2019.
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