Visitors walking on the High line will notice a truly unusual new structure in the park: a specially designed construction shed that covers the High Line near West 28th Street. The shed was created by architect Zaha Hadid and is located next to the new Related Companies building that she also designed, currently under construction at 520 West 28th Street.
Described by Hadid as a "sculptural and functional installation," the 112-foot-long shed features a swooping design made of a white and silver Serge Ferrari fabric and stands nearly 15 feet high. As recently covered by the New York Times in their article "The Sidewalk Shed, Ubiquitous New York Eyesore, Gets a Makeover" on August 24, 2015, there's a growing trend of creatively-designed sheds across the city. This summer, the New York Building Congress held a design competition for a better sidewalk shed.
Though the High Line has seen several mandatory protective sheds come and go during construction projects, it's a distinct pleasure to welcome such a uniquely designed and aesthetically exciting structure this time around. Come and check it out! The shed will be up for 12 to 15 months.