9. Spring Street Salt Shed
The Spring Street Salt Shed along the Hudson River has attracted more public curiosity and media attention than any other salt sheds in the city, especially since winning a municipal design award in 2010. Designed by Dattner Architects in conjunction with WXY Architecture & Urban Planning, the award-winning structure in lower manhattan is a building that resembles literally what it stores – de-icing salt for the city’s roads.
The 69-foot high structure will replace the one on the Gansevoort Peninsula, and is the city’s first fully enclosed salt shed. Inspired by a grain of gray salt, the $20 million concrete structure folds and creases to create a windowless facade akin to a massive piece of origami.