Rising nearly 70 feet along the Hudson River at the intersection of Canal Street and West Street, this highly visible structure houses 5,000 tons of salt. The Salt Shed’s faceted planes enliven the reinforced concrete enclosure. The structure tapers toward the bottom, creating more pedestrian space. The Salt Shed’s solid, crystalline form acts as a counterpoint to the diaphanous, scrim-like façade of the Manhattan 1/2/5 Garage, directly across Spring Street to the north. Dattner Architects and WXY Architecture + Urban Design collaborated during schematic design of the Salt Shed.



AIA National—COTE Top Ten Award
AIA National—Honor Architecture Award
AIA New York—Architecture Honor Award
AIA New York State—Design Award for Excellence
Art Commission—Design Award
CIB—Roger H. Corbetta Award, Public Works
Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers—Outstanding Project
Municipal Arts Society—MASterworks Best New Building Award
SARA National—Design Award
SARA NY—Design Award for Sustainability
The Architects Newspaper—Best Of Facades
Village Voice—Best of NYC Award, Best of Culture: Best Warehouse

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