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Take a Virtual Tour of the 'Flexible' Arts Center Coming to Hudson Yards

By Maya Rajamani | August 2, 2016 12:15pm
 "The Shed" is currently under construction and slated to open in 2019.
Take a Virtual Tour of the 'Flexible' Arts Center Coming to Hudson Yards
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HUDSON YARDS — The team behind a “radically flexible,” six-level arts venue heading to Hudson Yards is offering a virtual tour of the structure.

The Shed — which can “expand and contract by rolling [its] telescoping shell on rails” — will house two galleries with 25,000 square feet of “museum-quality space,” a 500-seat theater, rehearsal and event space, and a free experimental lab for artists when it opens in 2019, its website says.

Design studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro and architecture and design firm Rockwell Group have released a “fly through animation” of the 200,000-square-foot structure, which was first reported by The Real Deal.

Shed Fly Through Animation from The Shed on Vimeo.

When the city first presented the “Hudson Yards Culture Shed” to Community Board 4 back in 2013, board members expressed fears that the venue could become a smaller-scale version of the Javits Center.

The center is currently under construction on West 30th Street between 10th and 11th avenues, according to its website.