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A building that resembles what it stores: salt for New York City's roads

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The Spring Street Salt Shed, which architecturally mimics the angularity of salt crystals, nearing completion in New York. It will hold 5,000 tonnes of de-icing salt.

New York

IMAGINE a coarse chunk of gray salt 21 metres high.

The US$20 million Spring Street Salt Shed, nearing completion on the Manhattan waterfront, has drawn curious stares from drivers along West Street and from pedestrians and cyclists in Hudson River Park. Folded, creased,