In 2004, The Whitney Museum of American Art hired the Renzo Piano Building
Workshop to design an expansion for its permanent collection and for much-needed
public and educational space. The new design followed two controversial
expansion proposals for the Marcel Breuer building by other well-known
architects proposed over the previous twenty years. The new design promised
to limit the height of the expansion to that of the existing building,
while providing an addition with character that would not compete with
the Breuer building. Following our excellent working relationship with
Renzo Piano on the Pierpont Morgan Library, Stuart Lynn Company worked
with the architect to provide a preliminary cost estimate for the project.
The project was recently approved, and then cancelled, with the Whitney
currently considering the design and construction of an entirely new building
for its expansion, on a different site in downtown Manhattan.
Size: 75,000 sf
Renzo Piano Building Workshop