The Shed is a 200,000sf cultural start-up conceived to accommodate evolving forms of artistic practice, showcasing collaborative work in visual and performing arts and the creative industries including fashion, design, publishing, broadcast, and culinary arts. Housed at the intersection of the High Line and Hudson Yards, the brand-neutral facility includes 40,000 square feet of column-free, museum-quality galleries and a 110-foot tall telescoping outer shell that slides into an adjoining plaza to create an exuberant volume of space, doubling its footprint on demand. The Shed uses industrial crane technology and it can be light, sound, and climate-controlled. It can also work in an open-air mode. The open shed can be used for large exhibitions, concerts, and large income generating events. With its variable program and spatial elasticity, The Shed is spontaneous and responsive to multiple and simultaneous desires. Its flexibility offers a new paradigm of cultural entrepreneurship for the arts in the 21st century. In collaboration with Rockwell Group.