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Renzo Piano
New Whitney design by Renzo Piano a game changer for museum

Street banners for weeks have teased: "Whitney, Unpacking in the Meatpacking, May 2015." Finally, after four years of construction, the Whitney Museum of American Art is unpacked and ready to greet fans old and new in its new home — a gleaming asymmetrical steel-and-glass architectural sculpture with sweeping views of the High Line and the Hudson River in Manhattan's hip Meatpacking District. The $422 million Renzo Piano-designed building is a game-changer for the museum. The 220,000-square-foot space, including 18,000 feet unencumbered by structural columns and 13,000 feet of outdoor terrace galleries, doubles its former home on the Upper East Side. That translates to...