At the beginning of the month, we learned about some changes to the proposed Culture Shed of Hudson Yards, and now we know what the Rockwell Group- and Diller Scofidio + Renfro-designed structure will look like, thanks to a slew of new renderings spotted by New York YIMBY. Three of the images came from the Rockwell Group's website, while the rest came from the project's 91-page Environmental Assessment Statement (which also includes many, many more site drawings, charts, and zoning documents, if that's your thing). The renderings show how the shed will "nestle" into the DS+R-designed residential building, plus how it will look extended versus nestled into itself. Evidently, there will be a lot of nestling going on.
The Culture Shed runs alongside the High Line, but the renderings show a connecting staircase between the two, so visitors will be able to walk between the public spaces. The shed would be a flexible space, available for performances, installations, and more. There's no exact construction start date listed in the EAS, but it does say that it's expected to be complete and operational in 2017. It also notes that construction will last about 24-36 months, so that means work could start in 2014. But with massive projects like these, things never seem to go as planned, so we won't be holding our breath.
· Unveiled and Approved: The Hudson Yards Culture Shed [NY YIMBY]
· New Details Revealed on Hudson Yards' Culture Shed [Curbed]
· Hudson Yards coverage [Curbed]