New Whitney right on track

Photo by Lincoln Anderson

Photo by Lincoln Anderson


The Whitney Museum’s new Downtown building is fast rising on Gansevoort St. next to the High Line’s southern end, just east of the Hudson River Park. Designed by architect Renzo Piano, it is slated to open in 2015. The new building will include more than 50,000 square feet of indoor galleries and 13,000 square feet of outdoor exhibition space on a series of rooftops facing the High Line. The building will also sport a huge space for temporary exhibitions — roughly 18,000 square feet — which will be the city’s largest column-free museum gallery.

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One Response to New Whitney right on track

  1. too bad Madelyn Wils (Park Trust CEO) is Against a bride from this beautiful museum to Hudson River Park much like what Mr. Piano has done in Chicago to connect The High Line-Whitney and the Hudson Waterfront-an idea the previous chair and leadership of the Friends of Hudson River Park advocated.
    But we can only hope that the new mayor of NYC will no longer tolerate the inept leadership of Bloombergs girlfriend who has over stayed her effectiveness as chair of the Trust and we get a new CEO that will work with the entire park community to move forward.

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