Dattner Architects and WXY’s Spring Street Salt Shed is featured in Phaidon’s Destination Architecture. The essential travel guide highlights the Salt Shed’s reinforced cast concrete walls and triple-height door from where sanitation trucks access the 5,000 tons of salt that is stored to treat New York City’s icy roads. Situated across from the diaphanous, scrim-like façade of the Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage, this crystalline structure tapers toward the bottom creating more pedestrian space beneath a dramatic overhang. The shed emerges from a moat of textured glass paving, further contributing to its enigmatic and iconic nature in the city. After initial community concern, the Salt Shed is now applauded as an example of how good design can successfully integrate critical infrastructure into communities.
“It has been exciting to see the Salt Shed emerge as a destination for New Yorkers, photographers, and architectural enthusiasts, as well as the media’s go-to site for winter storm coverage. We are thrilled that the sculptural design of the Salt Shed has served to reveal and celebrate the critical role that DSNY plays in keeping New York’s streets safe and clear of snow, using the humble salt stored within.” – Associate Principal and Salt Shed Project Manager, Gia Mainiero AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Destination Architecture features 1,000 of the most fascinating works of architecture from around the world completed in the last 30 years. Each building is illustrated with a single image and accompanied by a brief description, including addresses, websites, and opening details. It is an excellent way to find and enjoy contemporary built culture on every continent – whether at home or on the road.
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