Whitney Museum The Archives


Friday 28 December, 2012

Video: OMA’s Shohei Shigematsu, On New York City

Shohei Shigematsu is the director of internationally renowned architecture firm OMA in New York. He has been a driving force in conceptual projects such as the Universal headquarters in Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum extension in New York, the China National Museum and Prada Epicenters for Shanghai and London. Here we visit the New York [...]


Monday 24 December, 2012

Chelsea Market Upzoning Approved by NYC Council

Construction has exploded along the High Line ever since it opened: condos hover over the rehabilitated track and look out onto the Hudson, while the new location of the Whitney Museum is making headway on the southern end of the park as Google moves into its NYC headquarters to a building just a few short [...]


Saturday 17 November, 2012

Why is Rem Koolhaas the World’s Most Controversial Architect? By Nicolai Ouroussoff

In honor of Rem Koolhaas’ birthday today, we are printing a fascinating piece on his life and work written by Nicolai Ouroussoff, architecture critic for The New York Times from 2004-2011. 


Friday 14 September, 2012

Piano’s Progress

In honor of Renzo Piano’s 75th (gasp!) birthday, we offer an update on his latest projects.  The septuagenarian has several large-scale works in various stages of construction scattered across the world, and has celebrated the opening of others within this past year.  While we have been continuously following the conceptualization, construction and completion of the Shard, [...]


Tuesday 05 June, 2012

Walking the City / The Municipal Art Society

© Iwan Baan. Featured in MAS' New to New York: Broadway's Cultural Corridor Walk During the summer months, The Municipal Art Society will be leading over two dozen urban design and architecture tours throughout New York.   MAS is a non-profit membership organization committed to making New York a more livable city through education, dialogue and advocacy [...]


Sunday 22 January, 2012

Interview: Renzo Piano on Innovation / AR Innovators

Click here to view the embedded video. In his interview with Renzo Piano, Rob Gregory of Architectural Review discusses architecture, responsibility and innovation within the field.  Piano talks about architecture is being a highly considered inquiry into the process of making because “architecture is more lasting and profound” and if it is done wrong, with the wrong intentions [...]


Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Whitney Museum Groundbreaking Celebration

© Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with Cooper, Robertson & Partners


Tuesday 19 April, 2011

AD Classics: Whitney Museum / Marcel Breuer

Fred Conrad, © New York Times Containing one of the most reputable collections of American art from the 20 and 21st centuries, the Whitney Museum designed by Bauhaus-trained architect Marcel Breuer is an easily recognizable landmark of Manhattan. It is known for emphasizing exhibitions of work of living artists while also maintaining an extensive permanent [...]