PROJECT AT A GLANCE
- ClientWhitney Museum of American Art
- LocationNew York, NY
At 220,000 square feet, the eight-story Whitney Museum of American Art is the largest column-free gallery in New York City, which offers more than 18,000 square feet of open exhibition space. The museum includes smaller galleries, classrooms and studio spaces, art-handling and storage areas, a wet treatment lab, a conservation lab, a restaurant, an auditorium, special events spaces, a museum shop, film and video rooms, a theater, and a works on paper study center.
As a replacement to the original uptown location, the museum is more than double the size of the previous building it called home for over four decades. The building’s unique façade features a step structure that creates 15,000 square feet of sculpture terraces, outdoor galleries and event space, from which visitors may enjoy sweeping views of the Hudson River to the west and the midtown Manhattan skyline to the east.