Culture Shed is an innovative cultural institution being built in the Hudson yards neighborhood of Manhattan. It is going to serve as a “cultural” hub for performance, art, film, food, fashion and so on. In other words it is going to shelter these respective forms of cultural expression. Additionally, the way this structure is being built allows the amount of shelter to be both maximized and minimized depending on needs and weather. It enables certain cultural forms to be present in the outside world but also provides a sense of safety to the observer knowing he or she and product can be sheltered if need be.