The new Whitney Museum of American Art in New York now has an opening date: May 1, 2015. Renzo Piano Building Workshop—working with executive architect Cooper, Robertson & Partners of New York—designed the nine-story, 220,000-square-foot building located in the city's Meatpacking district, which will have indoor and outdoor exhibition space as well as classrooms, a theater, black box gallery, Works on Paper Study Center, Conservation Lab, Library Reading Room, retail store, cafe, and restaurant.
The museum broke ground on the project on May 24, 2011, and the building by Renzo Piano, Hon. FAIA, will be the fourth home for the museum since it was founded in 1930. The museum's Upper East Side building, designed by Marcel Breuer and opened in 1966, will be used by the city's Metropolitan Museum of Art for at least eight years.
For more information and images about the new Whitney Museum of American Art, visit ARCHITECT's Project Gallery.