A Dramatic Pedestrian Tunnel

The sculptural installation along Manhattan’s High Line forms a dramatic pedestrian tunnel of almost 40 metres in length. Unlike any other temporary shelter in the city, Fenton Holloway worked alongside Zaha Hadid Architects to design an extremely lightweight structure full of dynamism and movement which appears to be hovering and sweeping over the passer-by’s. The minimal connections and the slenderness of the supporting steelwork were a key feature in order to achieve the ‘floating’ sensation that was sought by the architect. Our experience in complex form-finding and tensile fabric design allowed us to meet all the functional and structural requirements while still providing a striking organic shape.


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