MASterworks Awards Names Manhattan 1/2/5 & Salt Shed Best New Building
March 7, 2016
The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) has awarded Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage and Spring Street Salt Shed as the Best New Building for the 2016 MASterworks Awards. Hosted annually by MAS, the awards recognize projects completed in the preceding year that make a significant contribution to New York’s built environment. Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage and Spring Street Salt Shed opened late last year to much acclaim, includng this top honor by MAS.
At the awards reception on March 3, 2016, Christy Maclear, Chief Executive Officer of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, presented the team with the award, stating that this project is, “the most powerful example of an urban amenity,” where the design team successfully, “engaged architecture and our public realm.”
“New York’s built environment is at its best when it serves and connects with the community around it. From a salt shed whose crystalline shape reminds us that there is beauty to be found even in sanitation efforts, to a new museum that is as much a neighborhood anchor as a cultural magnet, the 2016 MASterworks honorees demonstrate the lasting value of good design,” said Gina Pollara, President and CEO of MAS.