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Friday, May 27, 2011

 
The Whitney Moves to the High Line
 

The Whitney Museum of American Art is leaving Madison Avenue and making it's move downtown, to Manhattan's Meatpacking District. The new $720 million nine-floor, 200,000 square-foot building is designed by Pritzker award winner architect Renzo Piano. The new building broke grown earlier this week, both Mayor Bloomberg and Renzo Piano were on site. The new Whitney will be located at the foot of the High Line on (Gansevoort between West Street and the High Line) and will have double the gallery space of it's Madison Ave location. The space will include a 170 seat theater with double-height views of the Hudson River and a 13,000 square foot rooftop exhibition space which will run parallel to the High Line. To celebrate it's ground breaking the Whitney is giving free admission to the public today from 1:00pm -9:00pm. The new Whitney Museum of American Art is scheduled for completion in 2015. It's light grey modern asymmetrical design will be a cutting edge addition to the Chelsea art gallery scene.

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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