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Watch: The Shed, a flexible building, rises in Hudson Yards

The building will be able to expand and contract to accommodate different events

July 31, 2016 05:00PM

A rendering of the Shed

A rendering of the Shed

In 2019, the Shed, a flexible, performative structure that can physically change to host a broad range of performances, will open in Hudson Yards. But if you can’t wait until then to see the unusual building tack shape check out this fascinating animated video that demonstrates the building’s full range of possibilities.

Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group, the Shed is a six-level building that includes two large scale, column-free galleries. It has 25,000 square feet of museum-quality space, a 500-seat theater, event and rehearsal space and an artist lab.

But the real kicker is the building’s ability to expand and contract by rolling the telescoping shell on rails. See it in action below:

Shed Fly Through Animation from The Shed on Vimeo.

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