Hudson Yards' proposed Culture Shed is basically what it sounds like: a shed for all the cultural stuff that's been "missing from the cultural landscape" of NYC, in the words of consultant Laurie Beckelman. That description leaves a lot of questions unanswered, and many of those questions will remain unanswered until the thing gets built and exhibits and shows begin to rotate into it. To help that process along, the City Planning Commission launched the public review for the shed. The plan sent to the community board includes a few fresh details and revisions, collected by Crain's.
The highlights from the list of changes:
· The Rockwell Group- and Diller Scofidio + Renfro-designed Culture Shed will now be 170,000 square feet, not 100,000 as planned in 2004.
· The building will be moved slightly to the west of its initial location on 30th Street near 11th Avenue and "nestled" into an apartment building to allow for a larger public open space. The main entrance to the building will be on 30th Street, with other entrances on the Hudson Yards platform.
· The building will have three indoor galleries and one rooftop one.