What the curved steel frame being raised at Hudson Yards will hold

May 25, 2017
At the elbow where the High Line bends around the West Side rail yards, construction is underway on The Shed, a $425 million arts center on the south side of Hudson Yards at West 
30th Street.

The distinctive design feature of the steel-framed building is a telescoping outer shell, shown in progress here, that can expand into the 
public plaza to create a 120-foot-high, 16,000-square-foot hall big enough to seat 1,250.

The curving lattice frame will be clad in a high-tech transparent material called ETFE, a plastic polymer that is lighter and stronger than glass and minimizes glare.

Construction is scheduled to end in late 2018, and the center will open in spring 2019 with a major new work by Bronx-born conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner.

Crain's New York Business

By Jeanhee Kim