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Movie shows The Shed's moving roof in action

This captioned movie shows how the roof of The Shed, currently under construction in New York's Hudson Yards, will move back and forth.

Located beside the High Line, the eight-storey cultural centre is designed by New York studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro, with collaborating architect Rockwell Group.

The moving roof allows the building to double in size, transforming the adjoining plaza into an event space. The mechanism includes a sled drive that pushes the 37-metre-tall steel frame, which is clad in translucent polymer, along a pair of 83-metre-long rails.

The building is due to open 5 April 2019.

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