Opening April 5, 2019, The Shed will be New York’s first arts center dedicated to commissioning, producing, and presenting all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture. The Shed’s Bloomberg Building— an innovative 200,000-square-foot structure designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Lead Architect and Rockwell Group, Collaborating Architect—is designed to physically transform to support artists' most ambitious ideas.
A telescoping outer shell can deploy from its position over the base building and glide along rails onto an adjoining plaza to double the building’s footprint for large-scale performances, installations, and events.
For the inaugural performance, David Rockwell and Adam Stockhausen are wrapping The McCourt in plywood, creating a uniform platform that allows musicians to shine.
Its eight-level base building can simultaneously house multiple events of different scale and content—from plays, to operas, dance performances, artwork, and large scale installations.