New York City’s new arts center, The Shed, features a 120 ft tall, steel-framed shell clad in translucent cushions that rolls out from around a fixed building to cover the adjacent public plaza, creating an enclosed space for concerts, performances, and other cultural events. The moving shell weighs approximately 8 million lb yet is supported at just six points by large-diameter steel wheels. Part of the city’s Hudson Yards development, The Shed was designed and constructed through a collaborative process seen as the future of engineering innovation.
New York City is often seen as a metropolis in motion, the
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