It's a salt shed, not a modern art museum

The new and exciting building that appeared on the West Side Highway between Spring and Canal Streets in the fall of 2015, is not another modern art museum or a concert hall, even though it looks like one.

There's nothing romantic or artsy about the content and function of this structure: it's a salt shed commissioned by the Department of Sanitation. And it is designed to look like a salt crystal, according to Dattner Architects. No metaphors, just salt.