Whitney Museum of American Art
Tour Time: 12:00
Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with Cooper Robertson
99 Gansevoort Street,
The Whitney Museum of American Art is home to many of the most significant and exciting works of art ever created in the United States. These works are housed in a breathtaking new space: a 220,000 square-foot building in New York City’s Meatpacking District, designed by the world-renowned architect Renzo Piano. Overlooking the Hudson River at the southern entrance to the High Line, the new building vastly increases the Whitney’s exhibition space and includes exciting features such as the largest column-free museum gallery in New York City; 13,000 square feet of outdoor exhibition space; flexible theater for film, video, and performance; conservation lab; retail shop; library reading room; and ground-floor restaurant and top-floor cafe operated by Danny Meyer and his Union Square Hospitality Group. New Building Project Director Larissa Gentile will lead the tour.