545 West 30th Street


The Shed

Square Footage
200,000 SF

Diller Scofidio + Renfro
(Lead Architect)

Rockwell Group
(Collaborating Architect)


The Shed NYC

Sciame was the Construction Manager responsible for the construction of NYC’s first movable building. The Shed is at the heart of Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s West Side and is an architecture of infrastructure with a new approach to sustainable structures. The building has no fat, only muscle. The Shed’s movable shell is made of an exposed steel diagrid frame, clad in translucent cushions of a strong and lightweight Teflon-based polymer (ETFE). This material has the thermal properties of insulating glass at a fraction of the weight. It only takes five minutes to deploy, at the click of a button. The shell weighs 8 million pounds and sits on eight wheels; the total surface contact for each wheel carrying 1 million pounds is the size of the palm of your hand. It uses the horsepower of one Prius engine. The movement is absolutely silent.

Deployed, the shell creates a 17,000 SF, light-, sound- and temperature-controlled space, named The McCourt, that can serve a variety of uses. The space accommodates an audience of 1,250 seated/2,700 standing; flexible overlap space in the two adjoining galleries of the base building allows for an expanded audience of up to 3,000. The shell’s ceiling operates as an occupiable theatrical deck with rigging and structural capacity throughout. Large operable doors on its north and east sides allow The McCourt to function as an open-air pavilion.

Project Awards

January 11, 2024

AIANY Design Awards for Architecture
Honor Award

January 11, 2024

AIANY Design Awards for Architecture
Honor Award

December 11, 2023

Architect’s Newspaper
Best of Design Awards 2023 – Honorable Mention

August 22, 2023

ENR New York – Best of 2023
Cultural/Worship Award of Merit

We at Sciame Construction are thrilled to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our amazing staff who not only cheered on but also fearlessly accepted and triumphantly completed the 3.5-mile J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge. Thank you once again for your participation and support. #jpmcc ...

The Perelman Performing Arts Center will provide versatile layouts across three theater spaces, which can be combined to offer a range of seating configurations. Additionally, the venue will feature a lobby level complete with a bar, café, terrace, and stage.

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Dramatic footage of a facade panel being lifted into place and installed at The Studio Museum in Harlem (@studiomuseum).

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