The Whitney Museum Travels From Uptown to Downtown

Italian architect Renzo Piano, a Pritzker Architecture Prize-winner, has another impressive accomplishment to add to his portfolio: the new Whitney Museum of American Art. Previously located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the museum has moved south to the city’s trendy Meatpacking District where Piano’s asymmetrical design makes a striking statement from street level. The museum spans 220,000 square feet and displays an impressive permanent collection that includes works by Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Cindy Sherman.

Photograph by Timothy Schenck.
Photograph by Timothy Schenck.

The new Whitney Museum of American Art opens May 1, 2015 in New York City.