“What bothers many people is the sense of an alien culture”

The outrage over New York’s Hudson Yards is not really about ugly glass towers or bad urbanism – although it features both – but an unspoken disquiet that foreign ideas have overtaken a chunk of Manhattan, argues Aaron Betsky. What is wrong with glass skyscrapers? New York mayor Bill de Blasio, who is now running […]

David Rockwell inserts huge plywood box into The Shed for inaugural concert

David Rockwell has created “a rough and ready kit of parts” for the set of the first concert at New York cultural venue The Shed. The New York architect, who designed The Shed with firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, was enlisted to create the stage for a five-day music concert held at the venue. It opened 5 […]

The Shed opens at Hudson Yards with huge “telescoping” roof

New York firms Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group have completed The Shed, a cultural centre in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards, featuring a retractable roof that can be moved to form a performance area. Measuring 200,00 square feet (18,500 square metres), The Shed is a new venue for art-goers located on the northern edge of […]

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