View of the new Whitney Museum building from the Hudson River Greenway in New York's Meatpacking District.

View of the new Whitney Museum building from the Hudson River Greenway in New York's Meatpacking District.

Credit: © Jeff Goldberg | Esto


Esto photographer Jeff Goldberg has been following progress of the new Whitney Museum of American Art’s construction in the Meatpacking District of New York. The new Whitney, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, will be located at Washington Street and Gansevoort Street, alongside the High Line—a mere four miles from its original, Central Park-adjacent location. Although alternative proposals for the Marcel Breuer-designed Brutalist building had shown a variety of solutions incorporating the original structure, the Whitney opted in 2010 for a new, 200,000-square-foot, six-story building overlooking the Hudson River, which the museum expects to occupy in 2015.

View looking northeast along Gansevoort Street façade, March 2013.

View looking northeast along Gansevoort Street façade, March 2013.

Credit: © Jeff Goldberg | Esto


View looking northeast along Gansevoort Street façade, July 2013.

View looking northeast along Gansevoort Street façade, July 2013.

Credit: © Jeff Goldberg | Esto


View from Pier 51.

View from Pier 51.

Credit: © Jeff Goldberg | Esto


The new Whitney is sited just west of the southern terminus of the High Line, seen here passing beneath The Standard Hotel.

The new Whitney is sited just west of the southern terminus of the High Line, seen here passing beneath The Standard Hotel.

Credit: © Jeff Goldberg | Esto


The end of the High Line (foreground) aligns with the southern façade of the new Whitney.

The end of the High Line (foreground) aligns with the southern façade of the new Whitney.

Credit: © Jeff Goldberg | Esto


Below are images of the current home of the Whitney Museum of American Art, designed by Marcel Breuer in 1966:

Marcel Breuer's Brutalist structure for the Whitney Museum of American Art on Madison Avenue.

Marcel Breuer's Brutalist structure for the Whitney Museum of American Art on Madison Avenue.

Credit: © Jeff Goldberg | Esto

 

The sunken courtyard beneath the current Whitney was the site of an installation of containers, <a title="ARCHITECT Magazine: Breuer Meets LOT-EK" href="http://www.architectmagazine.com/institutional-projects/breuer-meets-lot-ek.aspx" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">designed by LOT-EK</a>, in 2012.

The sunken courtyard beneath the current Whitney was the site of an installation of containers, designed by LOT-EK, in 2012.

Credit: © Jeff Goldberg | Esto



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The Whitney Museum of American Art has produced the following video preview of the new building at the intersection of Washington Street and Gansevoort Street: