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Whitney Museum Board OKs Renzo Piano-Designed Downtown Building to Open in 2015

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 30 May 2010

Image The New York Times

The Renzo Piano-designed downtown Whitney will be a six-story building adjacent to the High Line Park in Manhattan’s Meat Packing District.

Carol Vogel has written an article entitled “Whitney Museum Plans New Building Downtown” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times (online) looking at the approval by the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Board of Directors to build, beginning in one year, and scheduled to open in 2015, a new, much larger facility designed by Renzo Piano, adjacent to the High Line Park in the Meat Packing district of New York City.  The future of the museum’s current Marcel Breuer-designed upper east side Manhattan building, opened when the Whitney’s permanent collection numbered 2000 works, and much too small to expose more than an miniscule portion of its now 18000 work-strong collection,  may very well entail a joint venture with Metropolitan Museum of Art.

See our sister blog, designalog, for a  post on the Renzo Piano-designed addition to the Kimbell Art Museum to open in 2013, for more on Piano’s museum designs, here.

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