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News - 05.11.17

Spring Street Salt Shed: An Iconic NYC Structure

Dattner Architects’ Spring Street Salt Shed has been dubbed as one of NYC’s most iconic new architecture! Metropolis Magazine asked more than 35 architects, designers, and key influencers to nominate their favorite recently constructed, must-see buildings.

Here’s what they had to say about the Salt Shed:

A well-designed, sculptural piece of contemporary public architecture. Small yet monumental. Its completely utilitarian function is given significant design consideration.” – Egg Collective

It’s social infrastructure at its most sublime…also a testament to a public client who sees the value in good design.” – Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner, BIG

I’m deeply impressed that this municipal building whose purpose is to hold salt for New York winters is so well conceived and executed. Its crystalline form is a beautiful adornment to an ever-growing roster of impressive buildings going up in the city.” – Joe Doucet, Chief Creative Officer, Joe Doucet x Partners

Celebrating the utilitarian crystalline salt that keeps New York City’s streets safe during winter storms, this sculptural architecture materializes from the city’s grid. A new land- mark on lower West Street, the shed houses tons of street salt, and a high-performance green roof harvests storm water to clean its trucks, while its faceted concrete walls change hue with the refracted urban light.” – Cynthia E. Smith, Curator of Socially Responsible Design, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

We are thrilled that the Salt Shed has received such high recognition from professionals throughout our industry!

Photo: Field Condition

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