Monday, November 06, 2006

Not only does it look like The Whitney will be building a new gallery space at the base of the High Line, but will be retaining architect Renzo Piano for the new building. Piano's design to expand the museum's Upper East Side digs have been all but scrapped due in large part to zoning and legal battles.

When asked about the new site in the Meatpacking District, Piano replied "I like that place, including the meat smell! It's full of energy."

Read the whole story here, including an interview with Piano.

+ more reason Renzo Piano is possibly the best architect in the world today: "I'm not able to make a scheme unless I am passionate about it, romantic about the scheme in some way... It's not about money, it's about energy and dreams and passion."

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