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Sculptural Salt Sheds

The Spring Street Salt Shed Suits New York City Architecture

— June 9, 2018 — Art & Design
New York City is home to some of the most famous and influential architecture in the world, and the Sring Street Salt Shed shows that even the most utilitarian of buildings in the city thus hold themselves to a high aesthetic standard. Though the building is solely for housing salt used to deice the city during the winter months, its location in Lower Manhattan puts it in proximity to some monumental works of architecture, and the building does a great job of keeping up.

The Spring Street Salt Shed is adjacent to three district garages for the NYC Department of Sanitation, and while the shed is the more visually striking, the garage and office building isn't without its appeal. It's covered in a custom facade that perforated metal fins.

Image Credit: Albert Vecerka/ESTO, Field Condition, Michael Anton, Pavel Bendov
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