Art + Architecture: An OHNY Conversation with Paul Bauer and Claire Weisz
May 6, 2016
On May 18th, Open House New York in partnership with Thompson House Group will host a conversation focused around the theme of Art + Architecture in the contemporary city. Dattner Architects principal Paul Bauer and WXY Architecture + Urban Design principal Claire Weisz will discuss the Spring Street Salt Shed project as it relates to the sculptural qualities of architecture.
Located at the terminus of Canal Street at the Hudson River, since the Shed’s opening in Fall 2016, the Salt Shed has become a treasured new neighborhood landmark. In early 2016, the Associated Press Commented, “The building looks like a modern art painting come to life, all angles and edges, with concrete walls that can look bluish or grayish or whitish, or some combination of the three. It would be an unusual structure in any setting, but none more than the fairly prosaic function it was created for — storing thousands of pounds of the rock salt that New York City’s Department of Sanitation uses to deal with snowy streets.”