Adam Weinberg, the Director of the Whitney, very kindly arranged for me to see the new Whitney which is nearing the end of a long period of planning, construction and fundraising ($700M) and is due to open next spring. It’s located right at the bottom of the High Line between Washington Street and the Hudson, with big roof terraces on nearly every floor. It’s huge and very generously proportioned, with eight floors and more than half the space devoted to back-of-house facilities – conservation studios, staff offices and teaching spaces. It should be good Piano, exhibiting his best characteristics of lightness and looseness and permeability.
These are the views from the roof terrace:
This is the view north up the Hudson:
This is the vertiginous staircase: