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     Behold The Shed (artist’s rendering),  the new multi-use performance venue for the old Hudson Yards — kind of a toaster-oven for the arts by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, architects. The glass and steel lid thing on the right slides back over the stairway piece to open up the space to the elements — and allow the periodic cleanup of toast crumbs. The venue will be accessed from the popular High Line linear park fashioned out of an abandoned elevated railroad trestle. The Shed is designed to function business-wise as a non-profit, on grants and philanthropic gifts. I wonder how that will work when the hedge fund universe finally blows up. The Shed’s stated mission is “to empower artists and partners to realize their greatest ambitions.” Freud stated — correctly I think — that what artists mostly want is fame, money, and beautiful lovers. Perhaps The Shed will help them get all that.

   Thanks to Ellen Musing for bringing this to our attention.

About James Howard Kunstler

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James Howard Kunstler is the author of many books including (non-fiction) The Geography of Nowhere, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, Home from Nowhere, The Long Emergency and the four-book series of World Made By Hand novels, set in a post economic crash American future. His most recent book is Living in the Long Emergency; Global Crisis, the Failure of the Futurists, and the Early Adapters Who Are Showing Us the Way Forward. Jim lives on a homestead in Washington County, New. York, where he tends his garden and communes with his chickens.

6 Responses to “May 2017”

  1. mow May 4, 2017 at 12:51 pm #

    going to need one leg shorter to walk around in that thing

  2. Ishabaka May 4, 2017 at 5:06 pm #

    Every time the word “empower” is used, Western civilization dies a little inside.

  3. fabricated May 9, 2017 at 8:48 am #

    The future is going to be awesomely dystopian looking; with 100+ year old buildings looking generally okay because they were engineered properly next to random rusting latticed hulks covered in busted glass.

  4. venuspluto67 May 14, 2017 at 4:58 pm #

    I think it looks like some kind of futuristic Pez-dispenser.

  5. My Point of View May 15, 2017 at 1:28 pm #

    It’s not in the USA but here’s a real pisser from Germany.


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